Ms Mary Rose Mifsud

Resource Management from the University of Chester and a Diploma in Management Studies from the University of Malta.

Ms Mifsud joined MCAST on the 4th of January 2021 as a Director of Human Resources.

Ms Mifsud has more than 14 years of experience in leading in HR and has operated in various Government entities and departments that range from 35 to 700 employees. She began her career with the Director for Finance and Administration at Mount Carmel Hospital within the Ministry for Health in 2006 and has held numerous positions with both the public service and public sector.

In this role, Ms Mifsud was responsible for directing all HR functions including employee performance management, labour relations, compensation and benefits, learning management and the HR operations together with the organizational development that include the skills gap analyses which was imperative to source the right talent at the right place for the development of the entity and for the advancement of the employees.

Before this appointment, Ms Mifsud was a Senior Manager for Finance and HR at the Land Registration Agency and had a role in concluding the negotiation for the Land Registration Agency’s collective agreement at the time of the Covid-19 pandemic, which made such negotiation more difficult to conclude.

She also served as a Manger II with the Director General at the Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects, an Executive HR & Admin at Arts Council Malta and Executive HR and Admin at NCFHE. She has also contributed her expertise to various Government procurement departments as chairman and evaluator of tenders for EU and Non-EU projects within the Ministerial Procurement Unit of several ministries. She held multiple roles in different private sectors, such as manufacturing and project trades. In one of her last roles, she also completed several leadership development programs, including HR Programmes that include the implementation of payroll and finance systems.

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Ms Ingrid Cohen
Deputy Director (Human Resources)

Ms Cohen joined MCAST on 12th September 2022 as Deputy Director (Human Resources). Before joining MCAST, Ms Cohen spent over a decade working within various departments across the Maltese public service. For six and a half years, she worked within the People and Standards Division, first in the role of Manager II (Human Resources) and later she was promoted to Senior Manager (Compliance). During such period, Ms Cohen was in charge of centralised procedures, such as, redeployments, secondments and extensions of service beyond retirement age of public sector employees. Besides, she was also involved in decentralized resourcing procedures related to Directives 7.3 and 12.

During such period, Ms Cohen was also in charge of spearheading the first compliance checks related to internal and external resourcing processes within the public sector entities. Additionally, prior to joining the People and Standards Division, Ms Cohen worked within the Department for Information, in the function of Principal and as Office Support Manager. During this period, she conducted various duties related to the general administration of the department, including recruitment, procurement, and up keeping of the department’s entire registry. Also, she performed other duties related to the department’s operations, namely, issuing of government’s press releases to the general media and participating during local and international media events, such as budget day, state visits like EU Africa Summit, CHOGM and elections.

Earlier in her career, Ms Cohen spent a number of years working in the educational sector within the
private sector and within the public service. During this period, she occupied various roles
mainly related to teaching and learning.

Ms Cohen’s career is complimented by years of academic studies, whereby she attained several qualifications from local and foreign educational institutions. One of her latest academic accomplishments includes her attainment of the Masters of Science in Leadership and Organisational Behaviour awarded by the Dublin City University

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