Innovative HR in Action


  • Matthew Naudi, President FHRD
  • Claudine Attard, Director Management Consulting – PwC Malta
  • Yasmin de Giorgio, CEO – Shireburn Software Limited
  • Sarah Mifsud, Chief People Officer – GO plc
  • Eleanor Busuttil, SVP Human Resources – Finaro

Mr. Matthew Naudi, a people’s man, professional but with a sense of humour, the media industry has been at the centre of most of Matthew’s working life. Since joining Allied Group of Companies as a rookie reporter in 1986, he worked his way up to hold senior editor roles with The Sunday Times of Malta, until he was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer in 2006 with the task of building the HR function from the ground up.

Matthew is responsible for implementing the HR strategy for both Allied Newspapers Ltd. and Progress Press Co Ltd. His expertise lies in successfully directing the organizational planning and development through strategic initiatives and programmes while managing change in a dynamic and technologically-driven media environment, ensuring that talent, staff development and good employee relations are a constant within the organisation.

Matthew believes that HR deserves more than just a “Seat at the Table”. He also believes that the HR profession deserves more national recognition. As current President of the FHRD, Matthew was instrumental in creating the FHRD Quality Mark, a national certification programme that rewards organisations for their HR achievements.

He would like to carry on working within the FHRD to further elevate the HR profession on the island.

Matthew Naudi
Matthew Naudi
Claudine Attard
Claudine AttardDirector Management Consulting – PwC

Ms Claudine Attard is a Director leading PwC Malta’s management consultancy practice. She has over 20 years of management consultancy experience, supporting both public and private sector organisations. Since joining PwC in 2005, she has advised clients in different areas such as strategy, operating model design, change management, organisation design, talent management and performance improvement, amongst others. Between 2016 and 2018 she worked within PwC in London as an organisation design and change management subject matter expert. She started her career in 1998 as a consultant with the Management Efficiency Unit – The government’s in-house management consultancy organisation within the Office of the Prime Minister. Claudine holds a Master of Science in Organisational Change and Development from the University of Manchester and a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) in Management from the University of Malta. She is also the Chair of the Education Committee of the Malta Chamber.

Ms. Yasmin de Giorgio is Shirebun’s CEO. She is highly driven by the satisfaction gained from positively impacting peoples’ lives. Apart from being Shireburn’s CEO, Yasmin is also known as a local entrepreneur who has founded various businesses including Sanya Eco Spa, in the wellness space. Yasmin is passionate about personal development and mentorship and strives to support people’s personal growth so that they can be part of a better whole.

Yasmin de Giorgio
Yasmin de GiorgioCEO - Shireburn Software Limited
Sarah Mifsud
Sarah MifsudChief People Offier - GO plc

Ms. Sarah Mifsud, Chief People Officer at GO, has over 14 years of experience in the field of Human Resources primarily in the telecommunications and hospitality industry. Sarah has always used her passion for business and people to strengthen not only operations but also to shape people’s personal development and careers. She has focused on leadership, organisational & people development, and operations, therefore strengthening her expertise across different HR pillars. Her additional interest in marketing, analytics, and technology has helped shape many HR strategies over the years. Over the past 9 years, she has actively participated in supporting GO in this evolving story, working towards giving people the opportunity and experience to do what they do best every day. Throughout her
journey, she has also had the pleasure to coach several HR professionals through numerous lectures with FHRD and other institutions.

Ms. Eleanor Busuttil is a seasoned HR Professional who has been working at Finaro (formerly Credorax), a Global Online Payments Acquirer, for over 10 years. She currently holds the position of Senior VP of Human Resources and is a member of the Bank’s Executive Committee. Having joined Finaro in the very early days, Eleanor was an instrumental part of developing sound HR processes, which recently won the accreditation of the FHRD Quality Mark. Serving as a strategic business partner to the organisation, Eleanor is responsible for all matters relating to organizational development, compensation, talent acquisition & assimilation, succession planning, performance management, employee engagement & retention.

Eleanor Busuttil
Eleanor BusuttilSVP Human Resources