New permanent secretary for the Ministry of Education and Sport

Matthew Vella

Matthew Vella will be the new Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Education and Sport replacing Dr Frank Fabri who, during a meeting with the Principal Permanent Secretary earlier this morning, offered to resign as Permanent Secretary.

The Principal Permanent Secretary accepted Dr Fabri’s decision and thanked him for his service and the changes he had made while serving in this field of education.

Matthew Vella was appointed Permanent Secretary in December 2020 in the Ministry for the Elderly and Active Aging and in the Ministry for Inclusion, Quality of Life and Volunteering. At a meeting this afternoon, he was given his new post by the Principal Permanent Secretary, Mario Cutajar, with effect from tomorrow when the transition period begins.