Mr. Mario P. Galea is a certified public accountant and auditor holding a warrant to practice both as an accountant and an auditor, currently practising as a consultant providing oversight and advisory services to businesses and corporations. Mr Galea serves on the board of directors of various companies in the financial and commercial sectors, including regulated companies, namely BNF Bank p.l.c (C 41030), GlobalCapital Life Insurance Limited (C 29086), GlobalCapital Health Insurance Agency Limited (C 6393) and Reed Insurance Limited (C 38345). Mr Galea also sits on the board of directors of a number of listed companies in Malta., namely Mediterranean Investments Holding p.l.c (C 37513), Corinthia Finance p.l.c. (C 25104) Santumas Shareholdings p.l.c. (C 35) and Exalco Finance p.l.c. (C 87384) Mr Galea was founder, managing partner and chairman of Ernst & Young in Malta for more than ten years and saw the successful introduction and growth of the local firm into a recognised and respected presence in the market. Amongst a number of other appointments, he served as president of the Malta Institute of Accountants, chairman of the Malta Resources Authority, and sat on various professional committees in Malta and abroad, such as the Council of the Federation des Experts-Comptables Européens (FEE) in Brussels. Mr Galea continues to form part of the Ethics and Regulatory committees of the Malta Institute of Accountants and the Accountancy Board, the accountancy professional regulator in Malta. Mr Galea has also lectured in auditing, assurance and professional and business ethics, led several training courses and spoke at various business and professional conferences in Malta and abroad.