Monday, 29th April 2024

Conference Hall, Level 3 - MFSA Premises

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This event will focus on the Listed Entities’ sustainability reporting requirements; particularly those emanating from the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) and the EU Taxonomy Regulation (EU Taxonomy); as well as the transition to the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), whereby the first publications with CSRD disclosures are due in 2025. In this regard, the event will include informative presentations on current observations, lessons learnt, and supervisory expectations; complemented by engaging discussions with key stakeholders.

This event forms part of the Stakeholder Engagement and Awareness component of the EU Technical Support Instrument (TSI) multi-country project that the MFSA is participating in together with the National Competent Authorities of Croatia, Poland and Romania (see press release). The project is being undertaken with the European Commission Directorate General for Structural Reform Support (DG Reform). Further information regarding the project can be accessed here.

Who Should Attend

  • Listed Entities


09:00H Registration
09:15H Welcome and Introduction to the Project

Michael Xuereb - Chief Officer Strategy, Policy and Innovation, MFSA
Piotr Nowak - Policy Officer, DG REFORM

09:30H Overview of Key Regulations – NFRD / Article 8 / CSRD

Ylenia Caruana - Senior Manager, Consulting, Deloitte Malta

09:50H Lessons Learnt from Our Experience Overseeing NFRD and Article 8

Gabriel Aquilina - Senior Analyst, Capital Markets Supervision, MFSA

10:10H Voice of Industry: Outcomes of Survey and Focus Groups

Giulia Gaddari - Senior Manager, Strategy, Policy and Innovation, MFSA

10:20H Panel Discussion: Challenges and Opportunities of CSRD Disclosure and Reporting

Antoine Fenech - Audit and Assurance Director, Deloitte Malta (Moderator)
Stephanie Buhagiar Camilleri - Senior Technical Expert, Capital Markets Supervision, MFSA
Anna Grech - Manager, International Affairs & Policy Outreach, MGA
Annalise Zammit - COO & Deputy Registrar, MBR
Michael Bianchi - Chairperson, MIA Sustainable Finance Committee
Chris Meilak - Member, Board of Administrators, Malta ESG Alliance

10:50H Coffee Break
11:10H Reporting Readiness

Michaela Valletta - Assistant Manager, Audit and Assurance, Deloitte Malta

11:40H Fireside Chat on Best Practices: Part I

Gabriel Aquilina - Senior Analyst, Capital Markets Supervision, MFSA (Moderator)
Alessandro d'Eri - Senior Policy Officer, Sustainable Finance and Corporate Reporting, ESMA

12:00H Fireside Chat on Best Practices: Part II

Lorraine Vella - Head of Capital Markets Supervision, MFSA (Moderator)
Emmanuel Artusa-Barrell - ESG Manager UK & Europe, Georgeson
Hal Dewdney - ESG Consultant, Georgeson

12:20H Regulatory Expectations, Strategic Outlook and Closing Remarks

Lorraine Vella - Head of Capital Markets Supervision, MFSA

12:40H Light Lunch


The Authority encourages interested participants to register by filling in the form below by not later than Thursday 25 April 2024.

Registration is on a first come, first served basis.



Chief Officer Strategy, Policy & Innovation, MFSA

Michael Xuereb

Michael Xuereb was appointed as Chief Officer Strategy, Policy and Innovation in March 2020. He joined the MFSA in 2000, heading a number of functions throughout his years at the Authority, more recently occupying the post of Director – Regulatory Development and Financial Stability. Throughout his career he has held senior posts within various public institutions and served on the Board of several entities. He holds a master’s degree in financial services and Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Malta.

Head, Capital Markets Supervision, MFSA

Lorraine Vella

Lorraine Vella was appointed Head of the newly established Capital Markets Supervision function on 1 May 2022. Lorraine, a certified public accountant, joined the MFSA in 2000 and has worked in a number of areas within the organisation, gaining extensive knowledge in regulation, supervision and enforcement in the financial markets sphere. Having more than 15 years of experience in capital markets, throughout her career she was also directly involved in the transposition and implementation of various EU legislation, including the Prospectus Directive, Transparency Directive, Shareholders Rights Directive and Takeover Bids Directive. Lorraine has represented the MFSA within various Committees of the European Supervisory Authorities and is currently actively involved in European Network Groups related to supervision in financial services. She is also an alternate member on the Board of Supervisors of the European Securities and Markets Authority.

Senior Technical Expert, Capital Markets Supervision, MFSA

Stephanie Buhagiar Camilleri

Stephanie Buhagiar Camilleri has joined the MFSA since 2009. She has extensive experience in the field of compliance requirements of investment firms and listed entities. Stephanie is presently employed as a Senior Technical Expert within the Capital Markets Supervision Unit where her primary area of focus is the continuing obligations of listed entities. She holds a degree in Accountancy from the University of Malta and is a certified public accountant and auditor by profession. Stephanie is also a fellow member of the Malta Institute of Accountants. In 2011, Stephanie obtained her Masters of Arts in Financial Services from the University of Malta. In 2012, she carried out further specialisation in the field of International Financial Reporting Standards and in 2012, she was awarded the ACCA diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards.

Senior Manager, Strategy, Policy & Innovation, MFSA

Giulia Gaddari

Giulia Gaddari joined the MFSA in 2018 as part of the Authorisations function, where she was involved in the authorisation process for investment funds, asset managers and investment firms. She currently is a Senior Manager in the MFSA’s Strategy, Policy & Innovation Function, contributing towards the Authority’s strategic direction and the policy-making process in relation to key priority areas, actively participating inter alia in the formulation and implementation of policy initiatives impacting the local regulatory frameworks relating to asset management. Giulia holds an MSc in Economics from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan.

Senior Analyst, Capital Markets Supervision, MFSA

Gabriel Aquilina

Gabriel Aquilina is a Senior Analyst within the Capital Markets Supervision function at the MFSA. He joined the MFSA in 2019 and specialises in the Continuing Obligations of companies listed on a regulated market, including the listed entities’ compliance with their respective financial and sustainability reporting requirements. Amongst the different committees and working groups in which Gabriel represents the MFSA within the European fora, he is also a member of ESMA’s Sustainability Reporting Working Group. Gabriel holds a Master in Accountancy degree from the University of Malta.

Chairperson, Sustainable Finance Committee, MIA

Michael Bianchi

Michael Bianchi serves as the Deloitte firm leader for sustainability and Chairperson of the Malta Institute of Accountants Sustainable Finance Committee. He possesses over 15 years of experience in Investment Management Services. He specialises in audits for multinational companies and plays a pivotal role in sustainability initiatives in Malta, including serving as Chair of the Sustainable Finance Committee of the MFSAC.

Audit and Assurance Director, Deloitte Malta

Antoine Fenech

Antoine Fenech serves as an Audit and Assurance Director at Deloitte, specialising in ESG reporting and assurance, ESEF advisory and audit, finance transformation and IFRS advisory. With extensive experience across the financial services, construction, retail, aviation, and gaming sectors, he leads statutory audits in financial services, alongside lecturing on sustainability at the University of Malta. Additionally, he contributes to the Malta Institute of Accountants Sustainable Finance Committee, serving on the assurance working group.

Senior Manager, Consulting, Deloitte Malta

Ylenia Caruana

Ylenia Caruana is a Senior Manager within Deloitte’s Consulting practice, specialising in sustainability with a focus on climate and decarbonization. With a background in EU studies and stakeholder consultation, she brings 11 years of public sector expertise, coordinating policies at national and EU levels. Ylenia was Malta’s representative at EU and UN meetings, with a notable tenure during Malta’s EU Council Presidency of 2017.

Assistant Manager, Audit and Assurance, Deloitte Malta

Michaela Valletta

Michaela Valletta is an Assistant Manager at Deloitte and is a key member of the Assurance Team, specialising in advisory and assurance with a main focus on sustainability. In her role, Michaela assists clients with CSRD compliance and sustainability strategy. Moreover, she has been invited as a guest lecturer at the University of Malta and MCAST on ESG and contributes to the MIA Sustainability Reporting Committee's Education Working Group.

Manager, International Affairs and Policy Department, MGA

Anna Grech

Anna Grech is a Manager in the International Affairs and Policy Department at the Malta Gaming Authority. She joined the MGA in 2020 and has worked on various policy-related matters and projects emanating from the International Affairs Strategy of the Authority. Anna holds a Master of Advocacy degree from the University of Malta.

ESG Consultant, Georgeson

Hal Dewdney

Hal has been a member of the Georgeson team since 2022 and specialises in advising clients on developing and implementing effective ESG strategies that align with regulatory requirements and investor expectations. Prior to joining Georgeson, Hal worked at a Venture Capital and Strategic Advisory firm that invested in and supported environmental and climate-related technology businesses. Hal has a deep understanding of the ESG-related risks and opportunities facing companies as well as the various ESG investor initiatives, standards, frameworks, and ratings agencies.

Member, Board of Administrators, Malta ESG Alliance

Chris Meilak

Chris Meilak is an economist and certified public accountant, and is GRI certified. He has around 20 years’ experience providing economic advisory and financial analysis assistance on public sector and private sector engagements. Chris leads the Economics & Sustainability sub-service line at EY Malta, which includes offerings related to economic advisory, financial modelling, valuations and sustainability services. Chris is also a Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Economics, University of Malta. Chris was involved in the setting up of the Malta ESG Alliance.

Senior Policy Officer, Sustainable Finance and Corporate Reporting, ESMA

Alessandro d'Eri

Alessandro d’Eri joined ESMA as senior policy officer in 2016. He is responsible for ESMA’s Sustainability Reporting Working Group which discusses supervisory issues and develops draft ESMA’s positions on sustainability reporting. He also represents ESMA at the Sustainability Reporting Board of EFRAG. Alessandro holds a PhD in business studies and he is a certified auditor.

Policy Officer, DG REFORM

Piotr Nowak

Piotr is a European official currently serving in the DG REFORM of the European Commission. He is currently working on reforms to enhance the financial sector and increase access to finance. Before, Piotr has contributed to a wide range of policy areas and played a considerable role in establishing the Union agencies.

ESG Manager UK & Europe, Georgeson

Emmanuel Artusa-Barrell

Emmanuel is an ESG Manager at Georgeson, focused on Environmental and Social issues for the European market. With a background in socio-political risk management, Emmanuel advised  extractive and infrastructure companies operating in Latin America and Europe on multi stakeholder engagements. Prior to joining Georgeson, Emmanuel was part of the ESG and Stewardship team at MFS Investment Management, engaging with global investees on a wide range of ESG-related topics, ranging from global investment initiatives such as PRI, NZAM and ClimateAction100+, to the implementation of effective ESG risk reduction strategies and policies. Emmanuel is a CFA’s Certificate in ESG Investing and GARP’s Sustainability and Climate Risk Certificate holder.

COO & Deputy Registrar, MBR

Annalise Zammit

Annalise Zammit is the Chief Operations Officer/ Deputy Registrar at the Malta Business Registry and is responsible for Corporate Services: IT, HR, Finance, Administration and Communication. Also, Ms Zammit assists the Registrar in the day-to-day management and performance of the Registry. She is an ACCA qualified accountant and a Certified Public Accountant with almost 8 years’ experience in the financial services sector mainly Banking Supervision. Before joining the Malta Business Registry, Ms Zammit commenced her career at the Malta Financial Services Authority where she held a number of positions at the MFSA for the past 13 years. She went on to become the Head of Finance and Administration at the Malta Business Registry in 2019, responsible for the overall Finance and Administration function of the Registry namely, revenue assurance, treasury, risk management, financial planning and control, management accounts and reporting, as well as procurement.

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