Longstanding network member, MGI Malta, announces change of management structure as founding partner George Farrugia, plans his transition into retirement

28th February 2020

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MGI Malta, an active network member since 1992, has appointed three new senior members in a change of management structure as founding partner and shareholder, George Farrugia, begins to make plans for his retirement.

George Farrugia is a well-known and respected face at our European and International meetings, having represented MGI Malta as active members since the early nineties. For almost 30 years, their commitment to the network and the brand has been tremendous and we are delighted to offer our best wishes to George when he retires from his current directorship and partner role this year. 

New senior appointments at MGI Malta 

While we will be seeing less of him, George will remain as a consultant to the board to oversee the smooth transitions in the firm’s management structures. As part of that restructuring, MGI Malta has announced three new senior appointments, which became effective in January: Ms Marion Caruana as Audit Partner, and Mr Jean Paul Busuttil and Dr Jason Vella Tabone as Directors. 

Introducing Ms Marion Caruana as Audit Partner 

Marion Caruana joins Franco Privitelli as audit partner. Marion first joined MGI Malta in 1995 and was mainly involved in audits, accumulating practical knowledge and experience across various industries. In 2006, she moved to a trust company in as senior fund accountant, where she progressed through many roles up to a senior level as 2nd Vice President. In 2010 she moved back to Malta in 2010, and in 2014 she re-joined MGI Malta, as Head of corporate and compliance.  Four years later she moved back to her roots as an audit manager.  Marion is a fellow member of the Malta Institute of Accountants and sits on the Institute’s audit and assurance committee.

Introducing Mr Jean Paul Busuttil as Director of MGI Finconsult Limited

Jean Paul Busuttil has been appointed director of MGI Finconsult Limited, joining directors Nicholas Falzon, Raymond Gatt and Franco Privitelli.  He started his accountancy career in 2006 and joined MGI Malta in 2009 as head of advisory. On a day-to-day basis he is mainly involved in business advisory, and direct and indirect taxation for both local and foreign clients, accumulating practical knowledge and experience across various industries.  Jean Paul sits on the Malta Institute of Accountants’ direct and indirect tax committee.

Introducing Jason Vella Tabone as Director of MGI Fiduciary Services Limited

Jason Vella Tabone has been appointed director of MGI Fiduciary Services Limited, joining directors Nicholas Falzon, Raymond Gatt and Franco Privitelli. Graduating LL.D in  2010, Jason went on to become a senior associate at the Malta branch of a Geneva-based Swiss law firm, specialising in corporate finance and banking regulation. He was recently occupying the post of director and general manager of a Maltese trust company and was also head of the corporate services section of the respective Malta-based company. 

About MGI Malta 

MGI Malta a firm of Certified Public Accountants specialising in advice and services to a variety of local and international clients. Established in 1988, the firm has grown from a one-person operation, managed by George Farrugia, to a leading mid-tier accountancy and consulting firm specializing in compliance-related services, business advisory, and taxation work. 

Find out more about MGI Malta on their firm’s profile page or their website

MGI Worldwide with CPAAI is a top 20 ranked global accounting network and association with over 10,000 independent auditors, accountants and tax experts in some 460 locations in almost 100 countries around the world.

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