Mark Azzopardi

Mark Azzopardi is a mechanical engineer by profession with a background in senior management, human resources and environmental technologies. He has also however been interested in, and occupied roles within, the Financial Services sector since 2011. He has qualifications in recruitment and HR Management with the Foundations for Human Resources Development and also Certificate in Wealth and Investment Management awarded by the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

Mark works as a consultant advising and supporting clients on issues of management, operations, human resources, environmental management and training, resource efficiency, project management and business development.
He holds various non-executive directorships and has occupied a number of senior management positions in the private sector:

Currently he manages Azure Rock Partners, an HR company he founded which owns, and which also holds a recruitment licence and organises various events on topics of corporate interest.

He was Operations Manager with Abertax, a group of companies which develops, designs, researches and manufactures innovative battery ancillary products, General manager with the European arm of the 60 Degrees Group, a management consultancy firm and Executive Director (Geschäftsführer) with Advanced Aerofoil Technologies, a former investment casting manufacturing group with operations in Germany.

Mark has also held public sector positions in Malta including Head of Business Consultancy, PR and Environment at Malta Enterprise, the Government agency responsible for attracting foreign direct investment and supporting local enterprise, and Director of WasteServ Malta, Government’s company responsible for solid waste management on the Maltese Islands. He also carried out work as an environment expert for the EU Commission’s Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI, now EASME).

Before his time with the public sector Mark worked as an environmental consultant, mainly in the field of environmental impact assessments, and as a process engineer within the manufacturing industry.