Senior Management Team

Natalie Briffa Farrugia
Chief Executive Officer

Natalie Briffa Farrugia

Chief Executive Officer

Natalie Briffa-Farrugia joined the Caremalta group in June 2006 as Director of Operations where she has assumed leadership in the operations of all the homes working in close collaboration with all the Facility Managers of all the facilities. After 5 years in this post she succeeded Ing. Alex Tranter and was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the group in April 2010. Natalie’s extensive experience in the industry, her strong background in missionary work and her academic background in psychology and management has strengthened the care philosophy and enhanced the group’s commitment to achieve the highest quality of service whilst encouraging further development of its workforce.

 

James Sciriha
Director of Finance

James Sciriha

Director of Finance

James first joined the group in 2001 as a student worker whilst studying at University. In 2010, he rejoined the company as a Group Financial Controller after working, specialising and gaining experience in funds and securitization both locally and overseas with an international audit firm for 3 years. He was appointed Director of Finance at Caremalta on 1st January, 2017.  James holds a Bachelor in Commerce and Accountancy from the University of Malta and a Diploma in Fund Administration from the University of Manchester. He won prestigious awards such as the Institute of Financial Services overall excellent student in 2010 and the John Earland Prize Fund award 2010 supported by the Central Bank of Malta. James is responsible for the management of the accounts department.

Mario Debattista
Senior Services Manager

Mario DeBattista 

Senior Services Manager

With over thirty five years experience in the hospitality industry, Mario passed the first three years hands-on in all of the hotel departments, followed by nine years specializing in food and beverage management. The subsequent ten years he diversified in various management roles within the hotel setting. Later Mario was entrusted with the opening of the Corinthia Marina Hotel with 5 star standards. With his ability of Supervision, training and motivation, he was also promoted as General Manager of other hotels both locally and overseas. Mario joined CareMalta in 2014 as a Facility Manager and has been promoted to Senior Sales Manager in 2019.

Lee Xuereb
Group Head of Human Resources

Lee Xuereb

Group Head of Human Resources

Lee is an Occupational Psychologist who has worked in various fields such as Social with Appogg and Caritas and also in the Manufacturing and IT industries through a Human Resources role.  He joined CareMalta in 2008 and has since served as Facility Manager in 6 different facilities.  In June 2015 Lee was asked to take over the Human Resources function of the Caremalta Group which needed to be expanded due to the growth of the group.

Noel Borg 
Senior Nursing Manager

Noel Borg 

Senior Nursing Manager

Qualified as a nurse by profession and having worked in the cardiac intensive care unit at Mater Dei Hospital, Noel joined the group in October 2005 as a staff nurse and later on the years as a deputy manager. In 2010, Noel was appointed as Facility Manager of Casa Arkati, Mosta where he was responsible for the overall management of the home and later in 2012 he was appointed Nursing Manager of Zammit Clapp Hospital Residential Home. After four and a half years, he was protoed to Senior Nursing Manager of CareMalta Ltd. Noel holds a Diploma in Health Science (Nursing), BSc. (Hons) Nursing, International Diploma in Human Resources and Personnel management and has recently completed a Masters of Arts in Bioethics. Noel is also a member of the Military and Hospitalier Order of St.Lazarns of Jerusalem.

Chris Gauci 
Financial Controller

Chris Gauci 

Financial Controller

Chris first joined the Vassallo group of companies in 2014 as an Accountant at CaterEssence Ltd. After just 5 months, he was promoted to Financial Controller of the same company following restructuring within the Senior Management. After more than 4 years with CaterEssence Ltd, he joined Caremalta Group in October 2018 as the Group’s Financial Controller. Chris holds an ACCA qualification and is a member of the Malta Institute of Accountants. Throughout his career he has worked in all ranks existing within the structure of a Finance Department having started at the very basic, that of a clerk. His experience varies from that of Finance services, Manufacturing as well as Hospitality. Chris is responsible for the management of the finance department.