Mr Ronald Mizzi is an experienced public officer who has worked in the Maltese Public Service for the last twenty years, mostly in relation to EU Funding and EU Affairs. Mr Mizzi was appointed Permanent Secretary of the Ministry for Energy and Health (Energy) in April 2014 and later served as the Permanent Secretary within the Office of the Prime Minister with a portfolio including energy, water and public-private initiatives. He was notably instrumental in leading the energy reforms which took place in this period, including the successful State Aid negotiations with the European Commission on the new Delimara Energy Project. Since then he worked in different sectors ranging from tourism, water management, Public Private Partnerships, Government Concessions and in a host of regeneration and embellishment projects. He led also a number of reforms within Malta’s National Airline Air Malta and helped in the setting up of another local airline. In 2017, he became Permanent Secretary of the Tourism Ministry and led the sector through record growths but also during the difficult times of COVID-19. In April 2022, Mr Mizzi was appointed Permanent Secretary for the Ministry for the Economy, European Funds and Lands. He is also Chairperson of MIMCOL and MGI. Mr Mizzi holds a Masters Degree in European Studies and a first Degree in International Relations, whilst throughout the years he underwent training in many different areas and acquired a vast array of skills.