The Executive Team

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​ Ruth Rose Sciberras
 Chief Executive Officer 
Ms Ruth Rose Sciberras is the Chief Executive Officer of Aġenzija Sapport. Ms Sciberras is a Social Worker by profession and has been working in the field of social work for the past twenty two years. Ms Sciberras’s experience within the social welfare sector started as a social worker within Aġenzia Appoġġ, the main social work agency in Malta that deals with cases of children, youths and families in need. She has been part of the management team of Aġenzija Appoġġ for a number of years, where she was a Service Manager for a number of services including the Intake and Protection Service. Ms Sciberras served as Operations Director of Aġenzija Appoġġ until October 2019, with a vast experience in several of the Agency’s services before that.  

The portfolio of services under her direction also included Domestic Violence, Għabex Shelter, Perpetrator’s Programme, Child Protection, Initial Response and Generic Service, High Support Service, Customer Care and Media. Ms Sciberras also chairs the Positive Parenting Committee and also sits as a member on the board of the Manucca Child Care Centre. 

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Joseph Cini 
Director of Projects & Estate Management











Joseph Cini is the Director for Projects & Estate Management. His experience within the social welfare sector started as Group Financial Controller with the Foundation for Social Welfare Services (FSWS), where he was responsible for all the financial reporting, budgeting and projections of FSWS including Aġenzija Appoġġ, Aġenzija Sedqa a​nd Aġenzija Sapport. Following the demerger of Aġenzija Sapport from FSWS, Joseph was appointed CEO of Aġenzija Sapport, which post he took over as from the 13th October 2016, an office he held for three years. During his tenure as CEO of Sapport, Joseph was involved in the restructuring of various Agency departments and development of new services, including the introduction of new units such as Research Department, Quality Assurance, Projects, and International Relations sections and overseeing the implementation of budget measures and electoral manifesto proposals pertaining to the disability sector. 

Joe also 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 reputable car importer and after-sales service group. 

By profession, Joseph 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 accounti​ng body. Joseph also holds a Diploma in Business Management from the University of Malta.
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Kristin Baldacchino
Director of Services




Kristin Baldacchino is the Director of Services of Aġenzija Sapport. Kristin graduated in 2003 after studying a Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Occupational Therapy from the University of Western Sydney, Australia. After graduation, Kristin worked as an Occupational Therapist at Liverpool hospital before moving to Malta in 2005. Kristin worked in a variety of roles in Malta before employed as an Occupational Therapist at Zammit Clapp Hospital specialising in geriatric rehabilitation in 2007 and later within the Occupational Therapy team at Karin Grech Rehabilitation Hospital. 

Kristin was first exposed to the work of Aġenzija Sapport when he was appointed as a member of the Social Allocations Committee (SAC) in the Independent Community Living (ICL) board. Kristin was eventually recruited as Occupational Therapist within Aġenzija Sapport. He was appointed as Manager of the Day Services in 2016. His model of management in the Day Services was to instil an active support and person-centred approach focusing on independent living, empowerment, advocacy and informed choice.​

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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 of 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 Pu​blic 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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Matthew.jpgMatthew Zarb
Director of Administration & EU Projects​
​Matthew Zarb is the Director of Administration & EU Funds Department of Aġenzia Sapport. Following his International Baccalaureate at the United World College of the Adriatic (Italy), Matthew went on to successfully read Law at the University of Malta. His career ​began as the Project Coordinator for the NCPE projects entitled ‘Strengthening Equality Beyond Legislation’ and ‘Gender Mainstre​aming in Practice’. After, he took on the role of Manager within the funds and programmes division with a specific focus on Erasmus+ funding.

By 2016 he took on the role of Senior Manager within the Ministry for Education and Employment and assisted in the implementation of the INVEST project – a project that sought to spearhead the ‘My Journey’ programme, which saw the mainstreaming of VET within secondary education. By 2018 Matthew had been appointed Assistant Director within the same department, before he attained the position of Director within the Agency.

Matthew has been an active scout since 2007 and has held many an active role in NGOs and student organisations such as AIESEC. He maintains a positive and can-do attitude that lends itself to the forward-looking outlook of Aġenzija Sapport.​ ​
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