The Executive Team is led by the Vice-Chancellor and is responsible for overseeing and advising on all matters relating to the alignment of the University’s day-to-day management with its strategic objectives, and for making related recommendations to the Board of Governors for approval.

Professor Catherine Bachleda

University of Gibraltar
Vice Chancellor(Ag)

As Vice-Chancellor, Professor Catherine Bachleda is the Chief Executive Officer of the University and is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the University and providing it with academic leadership.

Paul Bowling

Chief Financial and Operations Officer

Paul is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and has served for several years on the Training Committee of the Gibraltar Society of Chartered Accountants and Certified Accountancy Bodies, the predecessor body of the Gibraltar Society of Accountants. He started his career in audit and accounting, company management, and compliance experience in  Guernsey and in Gibraltar, mainly with the ‘Big 4’ accounting firms.

Christian Celecia

Director of Information Communications and Technology

Christian leads and directs the provision and delivery of ICT services throughout the organisation, and develops ICT services in alignment with local and national strategies whilst taking into account ICT market developments. He also contributes to organisational strategic decision-making, leadership and management, participates in corporate initiatives, and represents the University when required.  Christian was a key member of the original project team that developed the University Campus. His specific interests include ICT in Education, networking and security. He has been a Chartered IT Professional member of the British Computer Society since 2004.

Nadine Collado

Director of Professional Development & Continuing Education

Nadine oversees the delivery of the University’s courses that offer industry-relevant qualifications, including professional body qualifications, professional certificates of competence and continuous professional development.  Her responsibilities include overseeing the university’s key advisory groups to ensure that the courses offered meet Gibraltar’s needs.  These include new cutting edge areas, as well as established sectors.  The Europa Point Language Centre forms part of Nadine’s portfolio. She also leads and responds to community outreach initiatives so that the wider population has the opportunity to learn, enjoy and expand on cultural and historical themes.

Darren Fa

Director of Academic Programmes and Research

A member of the University’s Academic Board, Darren is responsible for post-graduate programmes as well as the University’s academic research. His role includes leading on the University’s flagship PhD Programme as well as overseeing the work of its research institutes. He also has responsibility for University partnerships. A Fellow of the Linnaean Society of London, Darren has published extensively on both academic as well as popular subjects.

Krystle Robba


Krystle is responsible for student-facing registry services of the University and safeguarding the student experience by ensuring control of student records and regulations affecting students. Krystle is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and also works closely with financial and HR matters at the University including financial management and reporting.