Dr Carl Brincat has been appointed chief executive officer of the Malta Gaming Authority with immediate effect, confirms the board of governors of the regulator.

The appointment of Brincat follows a highly competitive selection process which commenced with the launch of a public call for applications on December 17, 2020.

A lawyer by profession, Brincat previously held the role of chief legal and enforcement officer within the MGA. Following three years of training in the field of criminal law, he joined the MGA’s legal team, which he has been part of for over six years, forming part of the strategic direction of the Authority and its regulatory committees for the past four. 

On his appointment Brincat noted: “It is an honour to be selected to lead the organisation at such a critical juncture for the MGA and the industry alike. I am proud of the work that has been done by the Authority so far in raising regulatory standards and committed to ensuring that we continue along this path.  

“However, it is essential that we cultivate stronger partnerships with other regulators and stakeholders, and the industry itself, to achieve a regulatory environment that accomplishes the MGA’s objectives as set out in the law in the most effective, transparent, and proportionate manner.”

Brincat sits on the Board of the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit, and is a member of the Chamber of Advocates, the International Masters of Gaming law, and the International Association of Gambling Regulators, and has also been a regular speaker in local and international conferences relating to gaming and international regulatory issues.