Our Team

The principal purpose of the Board is to provide the required leadership, to set the present and future strategy, and to ensure proper oversight and accountability. The Board of Directors is currently made up of one Executive Director and five Non-Executive Directors.

Board of Directors


Executive Director and Chairman of the Board

Cortis Joseph

Joseph Cortis has been involved in the management of Cortis Group since 1988, holding the position of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. In his role as Chief Executive Officer, Joseph Cortis was responsible for the strategy of Cortis Group and its growth. He has actively participated as a member of various committees and councils such as the Federation of Industry Council, the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, and the Malta Institute of Management.

He has been the CEO and Executive Chairman of the Board since Central Business Centres plc was incorporated in 2014. He first graduated in Business Management, followed by a Master of Business Administration degree from the prestigious Henley Business School at the University of Reading, UK and an M.Phil in Business Administration from the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics, the Netherlands.


Non-Executive Director

Sladden Alfred

Alfred Sladden commenced his career at Barclays Bank, Malta, in 1954 until his appointment to senior training manager with Barclays Bank, London, in 1968. He held such office for three years until 1971. Throughout the years that followed, he continued to hold several posts with credit institutions, including manager of various branches of Barclays Bank, credit advisor of Bank of Valletta, head of internal audit at Mid Med Bank, Assistant General Manager on administration, and Assistant General Manager of the international finance division as well as Deputy General Manager on corporate strategy at Mid-Med Bank.

In 1994, he was appointed General Manager of Investment Finance Bank and held such post until 1995 whilst also holding the post of director of Mid Med Life Insurance until 1996. He also held the post of general manager of finance and operations at Mid-Med Bank between 1995 and 1998. Between 1998-1999, he was appointed chairman of Maltapost and the Foundation for Medical Services. For nine years, between 1999-2008, he held a part time post as Financial Adviser of the Eurochange Financial Services whilst simultaneously holding a part time post as Chairman of the VAT Appeals Board from 1999 until 2011. He was Executive Director of an affiliate company of the Corinthia Group of the Czech Republic between 2000 and 2010 and also held the post of financial adviser of Technoline Ltd between 2009-2013.


Non-Executive Director

Attard Cortis Petramay

Dr Petramay Attard Cortis MD, DESA, MMEd (Dundee) is a third-generation family member of Cortis Group of Companies. Has been an active member of the Youth Family Council (YFC) since its inception in 2007. The YFC is involved with Succession Planning and the Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility Programme. Petramay has been the Chairperson of the YFC since 2017. Throughout the past fifteen years, was involved in various aspects of the business including marketing; sales; social media; event management; customer relations; and business strategy.

Currently employed in the public service, as a consultant anaesthetist at Mater Dei Hospital. Has considerable experience with medical audit and quality improvement initiatives. Involved in course organization, course direction and teaching on the local and international level, with the University of Malta and the European Resuscitation Council. Has delivered lectures at international congresses and in 2016, won the prestigious Young Teaching Recognition Award awarded by the European Society of Anaesthesiology. 


Non-Executive Director

Cutajar Adriana

Adriana Cutajar B.Com. (Hons)(Melit.), M.B.A. (ARU) is a third-generation family member of Cortis Group of Companies. Has been an active member of the Youth Family Council (YFC) for eight years, holding the YFC Chairperson role for two of these. Adriana held the position of marketing executive for the Cortis Group of Companies for two years.

For these past ten years was employed at the University of Malta. Currently, a Manager at the Project Support Office which is responsible for externally funded projects. Has extensive experience in project implementation, monitoring budgets, mentoring and supervising large teams and liaising with auditors, legal advisors and national authorities. Adriana recently obtained a Diploma in EU Funds Management and is in possession of the PRINCE 2 Foundation Certificate in Project Management.


Non-Executive Director

Farrugia Cortis Crystielle

Crystielle Farrugia Cortis B.A (Hons), P.G.C.E is a third-generation family member of Cortis Group of Companies. Has been an active within the company’s Youth Family Council since its foundation in 2007, where she has been contributing to policy making, succession planning, corporate social responsibility, marketing, environmental, social and governance aspects. In the past, she was involved in the sales department of various business sectors within Cortis Group.

Crystielle is currently employed in the public service at the MEYR, as a special education teacher and was a school council board member for two years. Since 2013, Crystielle has been responsible for coordinating local and international environmental programmes within Resource Centres, at secondary and post-secondary level. With her work, she has been guiding both organisations and individuals in taking initiatives to address eco problems, improve sustainability, participate in events and achieve awards related to Global Sustainable Development Goals


Non-Executive Director

Formosa Joseph M

Joseph M Formosa has had a 35 years carrier with the Bank of Valletta Plc where he held various positions in financial control ,asset and liability management, strategy, risk, marketing , mortgages and personal credit. He was Chairman of the bank’s Card Services company which was mainly responsible for the successful international programme called “Malta Welcomes Visa”. He also held the position of General Manager of Lohombus Bank Ltd (a joint venture between Mid-Med Bank Ltd and Bank of Valletta that specialized in home loans). When acquired by HSBC Plc, Joseph was responsible of restructuring.

Joseph is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing-UK and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, holds a certificate in Banking(Institute of Bankers-UK), Diploma in Insurance(The Chartered Insurance Institute-UK)as well as a Diploma course in Law and Administration(University of Malta), and other certificates in financial services and compliance as well as awards in anti money laundering and financing of terrorism. Currently, practicing as a financial and management consultant also holding a number of non executive positions on the board of directors of various companies and financial institutions in Malta.


Audit Committee

Chairman: Mr Alfred Sladden


Member: Dr Petramay Attard Cortis

Member: Mr Joseph M. Formosa


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