Mr Franco Azzopardi, a Certified Public Accountant with a UK post-graduate MSc in Finance, spent twenty-seven years working in public practice, ten of which with Deloitte Haskins and Sells and later in a firm he co-founded in 1990. In 2007 he exited the firm to contribute more towards the strategic direction of boards of directors. He specialises in corporate strategy, governance, risk and finance. He is today a professional director and a registered fellow member of the UK Institute of Directors. He serves on Boards of Directors, Audit, and Risk Committees of both listed and private companies in various sectors including banking, insurance, software and logistics. He is CEO of the leading logistics company in Malta. His focus there is sustainable growth in shareholder value, highest degree of readiness for public listing, and investor-family governance. As part of his social responsibility, he also personally contributed towards the development of the Malta Institute of Accountants. He is a fellow member having served on Council from 2007 until 2019. He was also elected and served as President of the Institute for the term 2015-2017.