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Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) CEO Carl Brincat has decided not to renew his contract, which expires on 25 January 2024.

The regulator said a public call will be issued in the coming days to find a successor. 

Brincat joined the MGA in September 2014 as a legal advisor.

Over the course of nine years, he assumed various roles within the regulatory body, eventually taking on the position of CEO in January 2021.

He succeeded Heathcliff Farrugia, who left the MGA following allegations of leaking confidential and commercially sensitive information held by the authority.

Before assuming the role of CEO, he worked as the chief legal and enforcement officer from October 2019 to January 2021.

“Leaving the MGA is a very hard decision to make,” Brincat said.

“The past nine years have been a rollercoaster of experiences which contributed to the person I am today, and it has been a privilege to lead the Authority for the past three years. 

“Looking back, I am proud of the work that we have done together, and of the highly motivated team that surrounds me at the Authority,” he added.

Meanwhile, the MGA board highlighted Brincat’s “exceptional leadership” during his tenure as CEO. 

Chairperson Dr Ryan C. Pace said: “Carl has made extensive contributions to the Malta Gaming Authority and to the gaming industry in Malta and we are confident in, and very thankful for, the strong foundation he leaves behind as we continue to pursue the MGA’s strategic goals.” 

The MGA said Brincat’s successor will be expected to spend a number of weeks shadowing Brincat to ensure a smooth handover before commencing his or her term on 26 January 2024.

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