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3a Malta boasts a dynamic, professional team made up of accountants, auditors, and seasoned business advisors. 3a Malta’s people are both academically qualified as well as internationally experienced.

Meet our Directors

Franco Azzopardi

3a Malta Chairman (Non-Executive)

Franco Azzopardi col webCurrently acting as a non-executive director, Franco has been involved with 3a Malta since its inception through his contribution to the business model setup and marketing strategy of the firm. He is a Certified Public Accountant with a postgraduate degree in finance from the University of Leicester and has extensive experience and knowledge in the industry. Franco is renowned for his modern outlook in the business administration of professional service firms. He spent 27 years in a mid-tier accounting firm which he co-founded, where his responsibilities lied with handling corporate strategy, risk management, quality control and knowledge/people development.

The decision to exit the latter firm in 2007 was taken with the aim of further contributing to the strategic direction of other companies. Franco is now a professional director and a registered member of the UK Institute of Directors specialising in corporate strategy, governance and finance. His directorship portfolio includes positions on boards and audit committees of a number of Maltese and international companies from the banking, software, private equity, professional services and media sectors. Franco’s ongoing commitment to the development of the Malta Institute of Accountants is testament to his corporate and social responsibility.

Neville Cutajar

Managing Partner, 3a Malta Director & Co-Founder | Contact Neville

Neville col web3a Malta was co-founded by Neville and his partners in 2007, and he was to a great extent the project leader of this firm from day one. Having spent some fifteen years working as an accountant and consultant with various companies, Neville is now 3a’s managing partner and director.

Professionally, Neville is a specialist in management consultancy, internal and IT auditing, business restructuring and corporate services, particularly corporate structures as well as mergers and acquisitions. He is also the technical partner responsible for International Financial Reporting Standards. He also holds the position of audit partner for the firm, managing compliance and quality control issues. 

Neville is a University of Malta accountancy graduate and Certified Public Accountant who also possesses a practising certificate in auditing, a postgraduate Diploma in International Financial Reporting from the ACCA, a Maltese Financial Regulations Certificate from the Institute of Financial Services as well as a longstanding membership with the Malta Institute of Accountants. 

In addition to being a member of the (Malta-based) Scandinavian Business Forum, which is a committee of the Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Neville serves as a member of various committees of the Malta Institute of Accountants.

Christian Vella

Executive Director & Co-Founder | Contact Christian

Christian Vella col webChristian Vella is a founding partner of the 3a Malta firm. In his capacity as director, Christian is responsible for the firm’s taxation issues, local government audits and human resources.

Having graduated from the University of Malta, Christian is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Malta Institute of Accountants as well as the Malta Institute of Taxation. He also holds a postgraduate Diploma in Taxation from the Malta Institute of Taxation. In 2008, Christian was appointed a member of the Council of the Malta Institute of Taxation, in which role he represented the said Institute at high level meetings in Brussels regarding tax matters affecting EU countries. Christian has extensive experience as a consultant to various private and governmental firms. He is also an enthusiastic model plane builder and is passionate about history and Maltese literature.

Clive Farrugia

Director & Co-Founder | Contact Clive

Clive Farrugia col webAs a director and one of the founding members of the 3a Malta firm, Clive is responsible for business advisory and accounting services. With an extensive portfolio of clients and institutions as well as 13 years of work experience for a mid-tier accounting firm under his wing, Clive specialises in accounting, VAT, internal auditing and management accounting. Having graduated with a bachelor's degree in accountancy from the University of Malta, Clive is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Malta Institute of Accountants. His interests outside work include camping, travelling and photography.