Birdlife Malta appoints SHOUT spokesman Mark Sultana as CEO

SHOUT campaign spokesman appointed at the helm of environmental NGO BirdLife Malta

Mark Sultana
Mark Sultana

Malta’s largest environmental NGO, Birdlife Malta, has appointed Mark Sultana, 42, as its new Chief Executive Officer. 

Sultana, a former treasurer with Birdlife Malta, was one of the main spokespersons in the SHOUT campaign. He has been an active member of Birdlife Malta for over 30 years.

Birdlife’s newly elected president Darryl Grima welcomed Mark Sultana to his new post. 

“Mark Sultana’s appointment as Birdlife Malta’s new CEO comes at a crucial time for Birdlife Malta. Together with a newly elected enterprising council, he will be embarking on an extensive and challenging conservation programme, earmarked by inspiring educational programmes and some very exciting EU Life projects, which together involves some 30 members of staff,” Grima said.

“The very fact that Mark is Maltese and has extensive experience working with organisations in Malta will allow him to build on our reputation as the largest environmental NGO in Malta.”

On his part, Sultana said he looked forward in building new bridges with the present administration, sister organisations, civil society and all stakeholders. 

“As Malta’s largest environmental NGO, it is time for Birdlife Malta to also look at the new challenges in environmental policy, nature conservation and climate change.  Above all, this is the time to build on our successes to ensure that Malta’s fragile biodiversity is preserved and more nature reserves created to preserve this local richness for the benefit of the common good.”

Sultana argued that civil society was an integral part of the natural environment and it is therefore a nature conservation principle that caring for nature means caring for ourselves.”

Sultana, father of two boys, was the former head of operations and finance at Razzett tal-Hbiberija for six years. Following the merger between Razzett and Eden, Sultana was appointed Chief Financial officer of Inspire where he served for six years.

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