Malta Enterprise consultant now also ARMS chairperson

Nadia Pace, who currently serves as a consultant to Malta Enterprise through a €30,000-a-year direct order, will now be pocketing another €20,000 annually after being appointed chairperson of Automated Revenue Management Services, better known as ARMS Ltd.

Pace’s recent appointment was made by Energy Minister Miriam Dalli, who simultaneously ousted James Piscopo – the former close aide of disgraced prime minister Joseph Muscat – from the position.

Pace, who is registered as a voter in Zurrieq despite residing in Siggiewi, is a constituent of Miriam Dalli, who contests the 5th electoral district. Both Malta Enterprise and ARMS Ltd fall under the political remit of the former face of Labour TV, now energy minister.

Pace, 42, the long-time girlfriend of former Labour reporter Anthony David Gatt, now a chief officer at Malta Enterprise, will be chairing a company responsible for the utilities’ billing system.

ARMS has been under fire after a court found that its billing systems defrauded consumers.

ARMS Ltd is owned by two state entities, Enemalta and the Water Services Corporation, with a number of their respective board members also sitting on the ARMS board.

Miriam Dalli’s political appointees joining Pace on the board include Tania Brown, once an aide to former finance minister Edward Scicluna, former Labour MP Maria Camilleri, Enemalta CEO Jonathan Cardona, Infrastructure Malta CEO Ivan Falzon, Ryan Pace (the prime minister’s former assistant at his private legal office, also appointed Malta Gaming Authority chairman), as well as Jonathan Scerri, the former Enemalta chairman stepped down after only seven months in office.

Nadia Pace’s latest political appointment comes after The Shift revealed that she is being given direct orders by Malta Enterprise while her boyfriend Anthony David Gatt serves as one of the chief officers at the same government entity.

While Gatt sees no conflict of interest between his role and that of his girlfriend, Pace is getting her direct orders through the intervention of Malta Enterprise CEO Kurt Farrugia who, until a few years ago, was Gatt’s colleague at the Labour headquarters along with Miriam Dalli.

Malta Enterprise told The Shift that after resigning from the Malta Enterprise board in 2016, Pace had been tasked with working on various projects within the organisation, from investment promotion in the UK and other countries to coordinating work on Brexit to working on various strategic projects and corporate development.

Pace markets herself on social media as a ‘Board and Business Advisor’. She also sits on the board of Bluerock Operations Limited, the owners of Classic Jewellers and Diamonds International.

Until a few weeks ago, she was also appointed by the Archbishop’s Curia to serve on the board of Beacon Media Ltd, the Church’s media arm. Pace resigned only a few months after her appointment.

                           
                               
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Mariatheresa Micallef
Mariatheresa Micallef
1 month ago

One wonders how this woman manages her work life balance.

Francis Said
Francis Said
1 month ago

Keep it in the family. The PL’s motto. A huge board for basically a billing entity, that gets the billing system wrong, with no refund to the consumer that has been taken for a ride.
The Finance Minister’s call to the various Ministries to reduce expenditure by 200 million euros seems to be just a call in the wilderness.

Last edited 1 month ago by Francis Said
Henry Pace
1 month ago

Froga wara l-ohra

Ray Gatt
Ray Gatt
1 month ago
Reply to  Henry Pace

Mhux froġa, imma serqa wara l-oħra. Dawn jitħallsu ta’ xejn. L-unika kwalifika hija li jgħinu u jivvutaw għal PL u l-korrużżjoni!

Noel Ciantar
Noel Ciantar
1 month ago

It should be clear to everyone that the only real qualification of these officers is their being part of the network of the Partit Laburista.

Meaning that once a bona fide citizen approaches these government agencies with their needs, it is like informing the Partit Laburista about those needs.

A whole political network can collect and share the information obtained through government about any citizen.

This would not be the case if government appointed non politically involved professionals to run government agencies.

Last edited 1 month ago by Noel Ciantar
carlos
1 month ago
Reply to  Noel Ciantar

Distrusted people of trust employed in sensitive positions to spy on us. ShhMe on this SUPER corrupt government led by no other by a puppet who was the consultant for the most corrupt ex pm Mafia malta ever had.

C. Fenech
C. Fenech
1 month ago
Reply to  Noel Ciantar

You may be kind enough to give us one person who is non political in this country

Bamboccu
Bamboccu
1 month ago

Bis sahha tal Gahan li jghix go flat ta’ 90 metru kwadru b loan tboss, jew b’xi kera issussidjata dawn spiccaw hatfu l’Alla
Malta hijacked minn dawn il parassiti u bis sahha tal Gahan.

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