Application deadline: 13 November 2023
The Malta Gaming Authority is looking for a dynamic, passionate and a highly influential strategic thinker to join its team in the role of Chief Executive Officer, reporting to the Board of Governors.
The Chief Executive Officer (‘CEO’) is responsible for the execution of the Authority’s strategy, as laid out by the Board of Governors, and for the efficient and effective operation of the ordinary functions of the Authority as set out in the law. The CEO holds inter alia the following responsibilities:
- Chair the Executive Committee, and drive its function as strategic advisor to the Board of Governors;
- Manage the implementation of the Authority’s strategy, and ensure the achievement of its regulatory objectives as laid out in the empowering legislation;
- Provide strategic leadership and effective management of the Authority’s workforce, fostering a collaborative and high-performance work environment with due care for the wellbeing of the Authority’s staff;
- Lead by example in embodying the values of the MGA;
- Retain and enhance the Authority’s reputation as a thought leader in the international gaming sphere;
- Ensure full and effective cooperation with local and foreign stakeholders, with particular focus on national authorities that share regulatory oversight with the MGA such as the FIAU, the MBR, MFSA, and foreign counterparts;
- Regularly advise Government on pertinent developments in the industry, and the needs for its sustainable development in Malta;
- Oversee the Authority’s financial performance and ensure good governance, as supervised by the Board of Governors and the Audit Committee.
- A minimum level of education at MQF Level 6, or equivalent qualification. Qualifications in Law, Accountancy, Finance, or Business Administration will be deemed preferable;
- A minimum of 5 years of experience in senior positions. Experience in a regulator, regulated entity, entity subject to listing rules, or an otherwise Obliged Entity for AML/CFT purposes shall be considered a further asset, with experience in the gaming industry being most preferred;
- A proven track record of leadership, strategic decision-making, and organisation management;
- Excellent communication and presentation skills, to be able to represent the MGA in local and international fora;
- Ability to master a broad range of stakeholder relations in both public and private sectors;
- Integrity, honesty, and ethical standards in line with the MGA’s values.
Interested candidates are invited to submit the following documentation:
- Curriculum Vitae outlining major accomplishments and showing adherence to the eligibility criteria;
- Documentary evidence in support of the information provided, including proof of qualifications;
- A detailed cover letter; and
- Contact information for three professional references.
Applications should be addressed to the Chairperson Dr Ryan C. Pace on [email protected]. Applications close on 13 November 2023, and late applications will not be considered.
The best eligible applicants will be given the opportunity to attend a first interview with the Selection Panel. A maximum of three candidates will be shortlisted and called for a second interview. Further information may be requested at this stage or subsequently, to enable the Authority to screen the shortlisted candidates. The MGA reserves the right to withdraw this call for applications and not select any of the candidates, should no candidate be deemed suitable for the role.
The selected candidate will be expected to take up the role of CEO on 26 January 2024; however, to ensure a smooth transition from the incumbent CEO, the selected candidate will be expected to familiarise themselves with the Authority and to make themselves available to be present at the Authority prior to the commencement of term as the Authority may require, subject to confidentiality agreements.
The MGA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and has a policy of equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and is committed to avoid any form of discrimination in its recruitment procedures. The MGA undertakes that the processing of any and all personal data submitted shall be done in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation), the Data Protection Act (Chapter 586 of the Laws of Malta) and any other relevant European Union and national law.