Hili Finance

Board of Directors

 


Geoffrey Camilleri
Executive Director

Geoffrey is a Certified Public Accountant. After obtaining an Honours degree in Accountancy from the University of Malta in 2002, he joined the Assurance and Business Advisory division of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Malta. He then moved into industry and occupied governance and finance roles in Malta’s Middlesea Insurance Group, and later Gasan Group. He joined Hili Ventures Ltd in 2014 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in January 2016. Geoffrey is also Director of Hili Properties, 1923 Investments, Motherwell Bridge Industries, Hili Logistics, ALLcom, and Chairman of Cobalt Leasing.


Melo Hili
Non-Executive Director

Melo Hili joined the family business in 1988 and was appointed managing director of Motherwell Bridge, then a joint venture with Motherwell Bridge Group of Scotland. He later also headed the company’s Italian operation and was a board member of Motherwell Bridge Bhicam in the Bahamas. Mr Hili was named Developmental Licencee for McDonald’s in Malta in 2005, for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in 2007, for Greece in 2011, and for Romania in 2016. He is chairman of Premier Capital and chief executive officer of Hili Ventures and 1923 Investments.


Dorian Desira
Non-Executive Director

Dorian Desira is a Non-Executive Director of the Issuer. He started out at Hili Ventures in 1997 as an Accounts Clerk and later was appointed Financial Controller at Hili Ventures’ IT arm and Motherwell Bridge Services. In 2008, Mr Desira graduated as an accountant and a year later, he joined Premier Restaurants Malta as Finance Manager. On takeover of the Greek McDonald’s operation in 2011, Mr Desira moved to Athens to support the new addition to Premier Capital plc. He returned to Malta as General Manager overseeing the McDonald’s operation of nine restaurants. In May 2014, Mr Desira was appointed Chief Finance Officer of Premier Capital plc. He is a director of various entities within Premier Capital plc and of Carmelo Caruana Company Ltd. He holds a CPA warrant and is a fellow Member of the Malta Institute of Accountants and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.


Jacqueline Camilleri
Independent Non-Executive Director

Jacqueline Camilleri is a Certified Public Accountant, a graduate of the University of Malta with a B.A (Hons) degree in Accountancy and is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Accountants. She holds a Master in Business Administration from Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt University. Ms Camilleri has held various positions within the AX Holdings Group of Companies between 1990 and 1998, including Financial Controller at AX Construction and Finance and Administration Manager of Capua Palace Hospital. In 1998, Ms Camilleri joined the team at the Foundation for Medical Services tasked with opening Mater Dei Hospital. Ms Camilleri joined the UK’s National Health Service as Directorate Management Accountant at Stock Mandeville Hospital. Ms Camilleri has provided financial consultancy services to the private and national health sector, including as Head of Financial Monitoring and Control Unit within the Ministry for Health, Elderly and Community Care. She has worked on various consulting assignments, privatisation processes, strategic reviews and business evaluations during her time at MIMCOL.

In the last quarter of 2010, she re-joined the Ministry for Health, Elderly and Community Care as Director General Finance and Administration. In 2014, Ms Camilleri was appointed Chief Executive Officer at Hilltop Gardens, a subsidiary of AX Holdings Group of Companies. Ms Camilleri now provides business advisory services particularly related to start-ups and restructuring programmes. Ms Camilleri served as a Board Member of the Foundation for Medical Services between 2005 and 2010. She served as Vice Chairman of the Malta International Airport between 2008 and 2013. Ms Camilleri lectured at the Institute of Healthcare of the University of Malta between 2008 and 2011.


Mario Vella
Independent Non-Executive Director

Mario Vella joined Barclays Bank in Malta in 1969, occupying several positions in banking before concluding his career with HSBC in 2013 as Head of Corporate Banking. In this role he was responsible for the major share of the bank’s lending portfolio and its largest corporate customers. He has been involved in driving major change in banking strategies, especially on Mid-Med Bank’s take-over by HSBC. Over the years, Mr Vella has structured financing for numerous high profile projects, including bank / syndicated lending and capital markets. In 2013, Mr Vella moved to KPMG as Director, Deal Advisory and served as Consultant to several company boards and assisted in raising finance for new ventures while helping clients refinance borrowing facilities. He retired from KPMG in 2017 but continues to provide consultancy to businesses. Mr Vella is Non-Executive Director on a number of corporate boards.

Audit Committee

 

Dorian Desira

Non-Executive Director

Jacqueline Camilleri

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mario Vella

Independent Non-Executive Director

Company Secretary

 

Melanie Miceli Demajo