Tony Sultana appointed to top civil service post

The executive chairperson of government's IT agency, Tony Sultana has been appointed principal permanent secretary by Cabinet and will take up the post on 1 June • Sultana replaces Mario Cutajar who is retiring

Tony Sultana (Photo: DOI)
Tony Sultana (Photo: DOI)

Cabinet has appointed Tony Sultana as principal permanent secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, replacing Mario Cutajar who will be retiring.

The appointment will come in force on 1 June, the government said in a statement on Wednesday.

The nomination was presented to Cabinet by Prime Minister Robert Abela. After Cabinet's approval, Sultana's nomination was sent to the Public Service Commission, and later to President George Vella for the formal appointment.

Sultana worked in the public service for the last 36 years, serving as executive chairman of the Malta Information and Technology since 2013.

Government's statement said that Sultana led major projects such as the Euro IT Task Force and new systems in the energy sector.

The Cabinet thanked the outgoing head of civil service Mario Cutajar for his work along the years.