Permanent Secretary – H.E Ms. Fiona Formosa
H.E. Ms. Fiona Formosa was appointed Permanent Secretary at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs on 23 April 2014.
Ms. Formosa began her career as a Second Secretary at the Ministry in September 1996. Her first duties were within the Multilateral Affairs Department where she worked on Social and Humanitarian issues and various UN agencies. Her first posting came four years later when, as a First Secretary, she moved to the newly established Embassy of Malta in Athens. Upon her return to the Ministry in 2003, she worked on the Commonwealth organisation, technical assistance and international candidatures, moving on after a year to the Bilateral Relations Department to head the Asia and Americas section.
Following a reorganisation of the Ministry, Ms. Formosa started working at the Global Issues Directorate on Human Rights Issues and Cultural Affairs. In 2008 she was promoted to the grade of Counsellor and was posted as Consul General of Malta in Toronto, Canada until 2011. On her return, she worked within the European Affairs Directorate and was subsequently promoted to the grade of First Counsellor. In 2012 she became Assistant Director and in turn, Director of the European General Affairs and Economic Cooperation Directorate which eventually became the International Development, Economic Affairs and European Institutions Directorate.
In March 2014, Ms. Formosa presented her credentials as non-resident Ambassador of Malta to the Republic of Turkey.