Claudine 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 Management Efficiency Unit – 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 a board member of the Foundation for Human Resources Development and the Chair of the Education Committee of the Malta Chamber.
Emily BonelloHR Operations Manager, Baxter Malta
Emily Bonello is a human resources professional with 20 years of human resources experience. She has been working at Baxter since 2008 and has occupied various roles in the HR Department since then. Currently, occupying the role of HR Operations Manager for Baxter Malta, her main responsibilities include managing daily HR operations, driving HR Initiatives that support business strategy, drive key HR metrics, talent acquisition and acting as an HRBP for global functions. Emily’s passion in HR is talent management and performance improvement, amongst others. Recently, Emily together with the HR team has achieved the HR Quality Mark for Baxter Malta. Emily holds a Master of Science in HRM & HRD and a Master of Science in Psychology of Work, both of which are from University of Leicester.
Marie Louise TheobaldChief People Officer, Hero Gaming
Passionate about business, culture, and people, she is responsible for organisational and culture development, organisational structure, talent acquisition, talent development, and employee retention. With a combination of an academic background in Business and People Management and over 14 years’ experience in the talent management field in banking, hospitality, telecommunications and gaming, and a passion for developing people and organisations, Marie has developed a strong level of expertise in developing talent and managing people within Start-ups, SMEs and large organizations. Marie is intrigued with unique individual qualities in people and is passionate in finding ways of bringing people to work together more productively.
Matthew NaudiChief Group Human Resources Officer at Allied Group
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. From a rookie reporter in 1986, to senior media roles, Matthew spent until 2006 working for the Sunday Times of Malta as Assistant Editor and Chief Sub-Editor. In 2007, he took on a new challenge within the company and was appointed Chief Group Human Resources Officer of the Allied Group of Companies. He 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 an ever-changing media environment, ensuring that talent, staff development and good employee relations are a constant within the organisation. His dream is to see more persons sitting in boardrooms who understood people. He also believes that the profession deserves more recognition and, through the FHRD, would like to continue to work towards the establishment of a national warrant for HR professionals.
Stephanie CacopardoHR Manager, Melita Limited
Stephanie has 13 years of experience in HR, working across a wide range of HR functions. Stephanie has spent the last five years at Melita Limited, one of Malta’s largest private sector employers with over 450 employees. Her previous experience includes HR roles at Deloitte Digital and Hetronic Incorporated. The relatively large size of Melita gives Stephanie the opportunity to apply both strategic and operational skills to her role: working as a business partner with senior managers across departments alongside communicating and implementing employee policies and procedures. Stephanie’s key skills lie in assessing team dynamics and implementing solutions that work and foster room for development and growth within the company. A particular achievement that has had a positive impact across the company is the implementation of a performance management and improvement system and digitising HR. On a professional level, Stephanie takes her own development very seriously; she holds a series of diplomas and qualifications in HR, gained throughout her career. In 2020 she successfully completed an MSc in Human Resources & Training from the University of Leicester, with her thesis focusing on the Effectiveness of HR practices to retain employees in order to overcome skills shortages in the IT sector in Malta. Out of work, Stephanie enjoys cooking, outdoor adventures and travelling.
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