Joseph Cuschieri, 46, is a certified public accountant and a fellow member of the Malta Institute of Accountants of Malta. He is specialised in management accounting & finance and holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Henley Management College, UK. Throughout his professional career, he held various senior executive positions within the private sector mainly in the construction, services and hospitality sectors amongst others. Prior to joining the LGA, Mr Cuschieri was Chief Commercial Officer at Vodafone, and a senior consultant with Ernst & Young. During his time at Vodafone, Mr Cuschieri was involved in key regulatory projects both in Egypt and Turkey. Furthermore, he spent a period of eighteen months enrolled on the Vodafone Group’s global leadership development programme. He has vast experience in economic regulation particularly in the electronic communications sector where he spent five years as Chief Operating Officer at the Malta Communications Authority. In his new role at the LGA, Mr Cuschieri will be focusing amongst other things on reforming the Authority to make it more efficient and agile, strengthening the relationships with all stakeholders, strategically grow the on-line gaming sector and promote Malta as a globally respected gaming jurisdiction.