The Malta Motorsport Federation (MMF) held an Extraordinary General Meeting during the last week of July to fill the vacant posts of Treasurer and Vice-Secretary. During the EGM, a number of amendments to the MMF’s statute were presented amongst other agenda matters.
Tonio Cini, president of the Federation, updated members with the work and incentives taken up by the Federation as part of the contingencies put in place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the organisation of motorsport events by members, admittedly, the biggest challenge that the Malta Motorsport Federation and its members faced this year. Amongst other matters Mr. Cini also gave an overview regarding the progress with Phase 1 of the FIA MMF Young Drivers Development Programme with the support of FIA, and the Gran Turismo e-Gaming competition held online in collaboration with World Pro Racing.
Pierre Sammut, retiring Treasurer of the Federation read the audited financial report and mentioned some of the projects currently being undertaken and the plans and targets the Federation made for 2020/21. The Audited financial report was approved by all member clubs present for the Extraordinary General Meeting.
The meeting then moved on to consider a number of amendments to the MMF statute dealing with the role of Sporting Delegates, Officials and Officers, voting at general meetings and honorary roles. The members approved the proposed amendments. At the end of the meeting Ruben Galea was elected as Treasurer and Dr. Wayne Pisani was elected Vice Secretary of the Malta Motorsport Federation unanimously by the members.
The MMF Administrative Council for 2020 is composed of Mr Tonio Cini, President; Mr Jesmond Mangion, Vice-President; Ms Susanne Fenech, General Secretary; Mr Ruben Galea, Treasurer and Dr. Wayne Pisani, Vice Secretary.
Ruben Galea – Treasurer
Mr Ruben Galea has been an entrepreneur for over 20 years. With a Masters in Business Administration from Henley Business School, Ruben is an experienced businessman who has been involved in numerous business ventures. He pioneered the concept of luxury car rental in Malta, and currently he is the CEO of the Signature Selection and Signature Private Office.
Ruben’s passion for cars brought him in touch with the Malta Motorsport Federation in 2015. During these years, he supported the Federation through various sponsorships. With the intent of putting his knowledge to the benefit of the Federation and to strengthen the Federation’s effectiveness.
Dr. Wayne Pisani – Vice Secretary
A lawyer by profession, Dr. Wayne Pisani is the partner heading the regulatory and compliance practice at Grant Thornton, one of the world’s leading organisations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms, and has, over the past 20 years, been dealing with a wide range of local and international clients specialising in tax and financial services. He is the president of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners and a member of the board of governors of Finance Malta.
Having a keen interest in motoring and mechanics since his childhood, Wayne has been active in various areas of sport including motoring journalism and motorsport competitions, whilst holding the office of secretary general within the Malta Equestrian Federation for 15 years. He is fully committed to share his experience to help the MMF, its members and the greater motorsport community with solid leadership and good governance at all levels – from grassroots to the very top – whilst encouraging best practice and good sportsmanship at all times, in a modern, safe, sustainable and structured manner, with equal opportunity.
About the Malta Motorsport Federation (MMF)
The MMF is an autonomous and voluntary organization affiliated to the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), oriented towards competitive and non-competitive motoring and motorsport, representing all types of vehicles including radio controlled, two wheeled, cars, trucks, classic, vintage and commercial vehicles. The basic purpose of the MMF is to bring together the different motor sporting organisations in the Maltese Islands; with a view to represent same both nationally and internationally; support, and protect its members’ interests, as well as to regulate the sport in accordance with applicable national directives and decisions, and those issued by international organizations of which the MMF is a member.