The Executive Team

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 Joseph Cini 
 Chief Executive Officer​

Joseph Cini is the Chief Executive Officer of Aġenzija Sapport. He brings with him almost 30 years of private sector experience, having worked first as Chief Accountant with a renowned furniture manufacturing firm and later as Financial Controller with a rebutable car importer and after-sales service group. During this time, he more​ than often deputised as General Manager for both sectors. He also served as Director in a number of private companies in the private sector. Joe later joined the Foundation for Social Welfare Services (FSWS) as Group Financial Controller where he was responsible for all the financial reporting, budgeting and projections of FSWS, Aġenzija Appoġġ, Aġenzija Sedqa and Aġenzija Sapport. Following the demerger of Aġenzija Sapport from FSWS, Joe was appointed CEO, which post he took over as from the 13th October 2016.
By profession, Joe is a fully-qualified warranted Accountant. He is a fellow member of the Malta Institute of Accountants, and a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), a global professional accounting body. Joe also holds a Diploma in Business Management from the University of Malta.

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Mauro Farrugia
Director, Services & Research​

Mauro Farrugia is the Director responsible for the Services and Research of Aġenzija Sapport. Mauro completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the University of Malta in 2001 and has worked in the disability field ever since. Mauro has worked with and for various NGOs and other Government entities related to the disability sphere.  Mauro joined the Agency as a Support Worker in 2002 and has occupied various roles including that of Chief Executive Officer. He is a firm believer in promoting self-advocacy among people with intellectual disability.


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Cynthia Misokova assumed the position of Director Administration and EU Funds within Aġenzija Sapport on December 2016. Cynthia’s career has centred around EU-related affairs and Communications, specialising in the provision of technical advice to organisations to tap into EU funding opportunities. Cynthia holds a Bachelor Degree with Honours in Communication Studies from the University of Malta.

Cynthia Misokova
Director, Administration & EU Funds
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Chiara Borg joined Aġenzija Sapport in 2016. She has 16 years of human resources, administration and research experience within the Malta Public Service and prior to joining Aġenzija Sapport she headed the HR Management Directorate within the social policy Ministry for six years. Her work experience includes recruitment, training, performance management, employee relations, equality and employee well-being.  She also held positions related to social policy research and regulation.

Chiara holds a Bachelor Degree in Psychology with Honours from the University of Malta and an MSc in Occupational Psychology from Birkbeck College, University of London

Chiara Borg
Director HR:  People Management & Employee Well-being
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Alison Attard
Director, Finance​​

​Alison Attard is an Accountant by profession, holding an international qualification through the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants and an MBA from Heriot Watt University. She holds a Certified Public Accountant warrant.

Her career and experience in the finance sector has evolved over the past twenty five years through employment both in the public and private sector. She recently held the post of Head of Business Support in the public sector, responsible for finance, human resources and organisational development, information technology, communications and corporate services. She was previously engaged with another public entity for fourteen years where she held several posts. Ms. Attard held the post of a Commercial Manager on two major projects. She was later appointed as the Financial Controller, primarily responsible for the Finance and Contracts Unit as well as the funding and contractual issues associated with Malta’s Health Capital Projects. Ms. Attard sat on Boards of commercial companies and Audit Committees.

She is a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants and the Malta Institute of Accountants. ​
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Rosalie Vella Piscopo.jpg ​Rosalie has been working in the social welfare services sector since 1999, most of which leading the Marketing and Communications Department of Aġenzija Sedqa, and later of the Foundation for Social Welfare Services, incorporating also Aġenzija Appoġġ and Aġenzija Sapport. Through her roles, Rosalie also chaired various committees, coordinated national campaigns, managed branding and communications of agencies in question, and also liaised with various Ministries, NGOs and other professional bodies. Rosalie has been in charge of the Marketing and Internal Communications Department of Aġenzija Sapport since October 2014 and later, in October 2016, was appointed PA to the CEO, and subsequently, Secretary to the Executive Team. Rosalie has a Degree in Communications and Sociology, and holds a Master of Science in Management.

Rosalie Vella Piscopo
PA to the CEO​