Contact Details






Malta Forum for Internal Auditors
PO Box 10, Birkirkara
MALTA

info@fiamalta.org




MFIA Main Committee


Chairman :. MR ALEX AZZOPARDI

Vice - Chairman :. MR MALCOLM CALLEJA

Secretary :. MR EDWARD JACCARINI

Treasurer :. MR EUGENIO PRIVITELLI

Members
:. MS ANNA CAMILLERI
:. MS INGRID AZZOPARDI
:. MS ROBERTA SCHEMBRI
:. MS GLENN CASSAR






Chairman



Alex Azzopardi joined KPMG Malta in 2005 after successfully completing his Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) Degree at the University of Malta. Following a number of years working within the Audit function, he joined the Risk Consulting Advisory team in 2013. He is an accountant by profession, holds the Practising Certificate in Auditing and is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor. Alex is a Fellow of the Malta Institute of Accountants (MIA) and a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

Through his career at KPMG Malta, Alex obtained extensive experience in auditing, risk consulting advisory and internal audit. He currently leads the firm’s provision of Internal Audit Services to a diversified portfolio of local and international clients. He is also involved in the provision of regulatory advisory services to a number of banking and insurance clients. Alex has regularly provided technical training on a number of subjects including financial reporting standards and regulation. He currently serves as Secretary to the Committee of the Malta Forum for Internal Auditors.






Vice Chairman



Malcolm Calleja has attained his ACCA qualification back in 2008. He is also a Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). Malcolm is a Certified Public Accountant and a fellow of the Malta Institute of Accountants.

Malcolm has joined RSM Malta in 2014 after over 14 years’ experience in internal auditing within the financial services sector, including 5 years managing function at one of the major local banks. At RSM, he is responsible to manage the Risk Advisory function, which primarily consists of the internal audit and risk management service lines.

Apart from providing standard internal services he was involved in assignments which focussed on specific matters such as corporate governance frameworks, business continuity planning and various investigations. Malcolm’ experience involves dealing with clients from various sectors such as public authorities, credit institutions, payments services, insurances, remote gaming and retail businesses.






Secretary



Edward Jaccarini’s career in banking spans a period of over 25 years within Internal Audit and Finance. Currently, Edward is the group Chief Internal Auditor at MeDirect Bank, Malta, which is directly supervised by the Joint Supervisory Team between European Central Bank and the national supervisors. Over 20 years of Edward’s career was based in London, were he was the Finance Officer for Bank of America Securities Limited and the Finance Director for several of its subsidiaries. His previous position at Bank of America was that of Head of EMEA Regulatory Reporting department. Earlier roles include Financial Controller at Credit Suisse Securities, as well as roles within the Internal Audit departments at the London offices of Credit Suisse and the Bank of New York. Edward was the CFO at the National Bank of Dubai – Investment Bank and for an equity derivatives boutique investment bank, Diwan Capital Limited, both based in Dubai. Earlier in his career he served as SVP, responsible for Accounting Policies and Control, at Riyad Bank, Riyadh.

Prior to moving into banking, Edward completed his articles as an external auditor and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW). He later obtained an MBA from the City University, London and is a qualified member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.





Treasurer



Eugenio Privitelli has been working with the Corinthia Group of Companies (CPHCL) and its subsidiary International Hotel Investments plc (IHI) for 26 years. Prior to his appointment as Director of Internal Audit in 1998 Eugenio occupied the posts of Group Financial Controller and later on that of Director of Finance for the Group.

Eugenio is a graduate from the University of Malta, is a CPA and FIA, holds an MBA from Henley Management College and an MSc in Finance from the University of Leicester. He is a Member of the Institute of Data Processing and Management (UK), an Affiliate Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors UK & Ireland (IIA.) Eugenio is a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta.

Eugenio was the first Chairman of the Malta Forum for Internal Auditors (MFIA) – a Forum that has been set with the objective of promoting the Internal Audit Profession in Malta.





Member



Ingrid Azzopardi, is the Chairman of the Malta Forum for Internal Auditors and the Group Internal Auditor of GO. She has over twenty years’ experience leading an internal audit function. Her responsibilities for the Internal Audit Function also include fraud prevention, detection and investigation.

On an international level Ms. Azzopardi sits on the Executive Committee of the Forum for the Irregular International Network Access (FIINA) and for the past twelve years has chaired the Interconnect committee of this Forum which holds monthly conference calls. Ms. Azzopardi has represented the GO Group at a number of conferences held locally and abroad and presented a number of papers on audit, revenue assurance and telecommunications fraud at International Fora.

Ms. Azzopardi has held various positions within the Go Group and throughout her career with the GO Group Ms Azzopardi has also been responsible for the Security Function, Business Continuity Planning and Enterprise Wide Risk Management.

She has held Board positions at the Housing Authority, the Teatru Manoel and the Mediterranean Conference Centre.





Member


Anna Camilleri was appointed as Head of Internal Audit at HSBC Bank Malta plc in November 2015. Prior to joining the Bank, Anna held the post of Senior Manager, Governance Risk & Compliance at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Anna is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, holds a Maltese Practicing Certificate in Auditing and is a retired Information Systems and Controls Specialist. She has a strong auditing background and has managed numerous complex internal audit and business process reengineering assignments both in Malta and internationally. With PricewaterhouseCoopers, Anna has also led a number of mergers and acquisition transactions.





Member



Roberta has qualified from the University of Malta as a Bachelor of Commerce in Banking, Finance and Management. Following her studies at the University of Malta, she successfully pursued a degree in Accountancy granted by the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) of which she is now a fellow. Due to her work experience in external and internal audit, Roberta holds a warrant as a Certified Public Accountant as well as a Practising Certificate in Auditing. As part of her specialisation, Roberta has also obtained the qualification of Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) with the Institute in Internal Auditors. Through this qualification Roberta has obtained significant expertise In Internal Audit including Risk Management and Corporate Governance.

Roberta has experience in various aspects of the profession including external audit, internal audit and financial management. During her years in external audit, she audited companies in various industries including telecommunications, manufacturing companies and various foreign companies. She also has extensive experience in internal auditing. She held the post of Senior Internal Auditor in the Malta office for an international telecommunications Company forming part of a global team of internal auditors, which granted her the possibility to also perform audits internationally.

Roberta currently holds the post of Senior Manager, Governance Risk & Compliance at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2014 as an experienced hire and currently holds a diversified portfolio of local and international clients in the provision of Internal Audit, Advisory and Risk Management services.










Member



Glenn is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Malta Institute of Accountants. Glenn was conferred a Bachelor in Accountancy (Honours) and a Bachelor in Commerce. He is an Advisory Senior Manager at EY and has been working for the firm for over twelve years. Glenn’s exposure to engagements within the firm provides him with a sound combination of professional skills and technical competencies across a number of areas including risk advisory and internal audit, financial services compliance, regulatory assignments and external audit engagements. Since joining the firm, Glenn has always been keen to assist with cross-border engagements across service lines and has since spent over five years working on engagements in the UK, Belgium, Italy and Greece. As EY’s leader for Internal Audit, Glenn is responsible for managing the firm’s risk advisory and internal audit engagements. Glenn also occasionally delivers sessions around the same topics to external stakeholders as well as internal resources for training purposes.