Michael is passionate about leading organisations in their path towards good governance. Drawing on his experience of handling common misconceptions of and at times, outright resistance to risk management and compliance at all levels of an organisation, he is able to bring a real-life and business-friendly, yet robust approach to compliance.
Michael has been awarded a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree from the University of Malta, a Masters degree in Tourism from the Royal Agricultural College (Cirencester, UK) and a post-graduate Diploma in Compliance from the ICA (International Compliance Association, UK). He has also completed the Foundation Certificate in Trust Law and Management and the MFSA Virtual Financial Assets both organised and delivered by the Institute for Financial Services Practitioners (IFSP).
Michael joined CSB Group in 2007, where he held several personal appointments as director, compliance manager and MLRO for CSB’s remote gaming clients. He supported CSB in growing its dominant position in the gaming sector by winning over new clients and consistently providing a quality service. In 2016 he formally joined the internal compliance function and soon moved on to head the department. He is now responsible for compliance matters across the entire Group of regulated companies from corporate, to trusts, real estate and virtual financial assets. Michael is responsible for supporting the board of directors through the design and maintenance of an effective compliance program and setting up of internal risk and control systems. He is also developing compliance as a service by offering various related services to clients.
Memberships & Affiliations
Michael is a member of the International Compliance Association (UK), a leading professional body for the global regulatory and financial crime compliance community