21 ta’ Settembru 1938 – 14 ta’ Novembru 2014
The Lyceum, Malta; OxfordUniversity: Diploma in Social Studies (distinction); B.A.(Politics and Economics) (first-class honours), M.A.
Financial and business consultant (1997- ); Chairman, Bortex Group; Vahlmor Borg Import-Export Group; Famalco Group; P.Cutajar Ltd; Director & Chairman; Internal Audit Committee; Middlesea Insurance p.l.c.; Tumas Investments Ltd; Dolmen Properties Co. Ltd; Director, Medavia Ltd; Elektra Ltd; Żerniq Ltd; Għabex Ltd; Aros Master Fund Sicav; Aros Paradigm Fund Sicav; Bray (Malta) Ltd; Bray Insurance Ltd; Celsius Global Funds SICAV plc; Munich Re of Malta Ltd; RCI Life Ltd; RCI Insurance Ltd; columnist, MaltaTimes; Sunday Times (1988- );Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance (1996-97); Minister of Trade and Economic Planning (1983-87); Minister of Finance (1981-83); Central Bank of Malta (1970-81): Deputy Governor (combining the duties of Governor) and Chairperson of the Board of Directors (1974-81); Research Department (up to Head) (1970-74); Research Officer, Malta Chamber of Commerce (1968-70); journalist, various editorial positions, including Union Press Head of Publications and Editor, The Malta News (1966-68); Malta correspondent for The Observer, and The Guardian (1967-70); reporter and columnist, Il-Ħelsien (1962-66); civilian clerk, UK Air Ministry Works Directorate, Malta (1957-62); teacher (1956-57).
Member of Parliament (1962-66; 1981-98); member Malta-EU Joint Parliamentary Committee (1992-96); Chairman (1997-98); First Chairman, Public Accounts Committee (1995-96), member (1997-98); Cabinet Minister (1996-97; 1981-87); opposition spokesman on Economics and Finance (l987-96); member Malta Labour Party National Executive (1959-62; 1987-98); General Secretary Labour League of Youth (1961-62)
Member, Malta Broadcasting Authority; various selection boards for University positions; first chairperson, University of Malta Students’ Selection Board; Malta’s governor/alternate governor at International Monetary Fund annual meetings from l974 to l982; Chairman, Working Group on Inclusive and Special Education (2004-05); President, Inspire Foundation (2008- ).
Writer: published various collections of short stories, poems, and a socio-political novel, as well as two collections of political and economic articles and essays and a collection of memories. Awarded National Book Prize for novels and short stories, 2005.
Companion of the National Order of Merit (K.O.M.), 2008
Married, to Vivienne nee Azzopardi (20/08/64), four children (Noelle, Bertrand, Lara, Lincoln)