Heathcliff Farrugia is to be appointed CEO of the the Malta Gaming Authority. Farrugia joined the Gaming Authority in the role of chief operations officer in 2014.
He held this position for two years until his appointment as chief regulatory officer in 2016. In this role, he was responsible for all the regulatory activities of the MGA with specific focus on regulatory supervision, authorisations, compliance and player support.
Farrugia was also a member of the supervisory council and co-chaired the Fit and Proper Committee, entrusted with the assessment of the fit and properness of individuals and companies applying for a MGA licence. Farrugia was a board member of the Gaming Regulators European Forum, and is also a member of the International Association of Gaming Regulators and the International Association of Gaming Advisors.
Prior to joining the MGA, Farrugia spent the largest part of his career in the telecoms industry, specifically with Vodafone Malta, where he occupied various managerial positions.
Farrugia will take over the role of CEO, with effect from April 24, 2018.