University Staff

Catherine Bachleda
Vice Chancellor (Acting)

My Role

As the Vice-Chancellor (Ag) of the University of Gibraltar, I am responsible for providing leadership, development and implementation of the university’s academic and professional learning goals. As part of my role I am also a member of the Academic Board and the Board of Governors.

Michelle Blagden
Senior Student Experience Officer

My Role

I am the Senior Student Experience Officer (SSEO) for the University of Gibraltar. I am responsible for pre-University and early student journey experience. As SSEO I am the first point of contact for student enquiries, student registration and will be assisting with recruitment as well as attending/organising fairs and open days. I also advise on matters relating to visas and immigration. Part of my role is managing the student information system.

Paul Bowling
Chief Financial and Operations Officer

My Role

As Chief Financial and Operations Officer I’m responsible for assisting the Vice-Chancellor with all aspects of financial control, internal systems and budgeting, and also have oversight of campus operations. As a result of my financial oversight role I also serve as a member of the Board of Governors.

Christian Camilleri
International and Student Experience Manager

My Role

As International and Student Experience Manager, I am responsible for the management and leadership of the Student Experience Office and ensuring an effective, efficient and high quality professional service which supports the University’s teaching activities and the student experience. On the International front, I am responsible for international student recruitment and leading on the University’s internationalisation strategy.

Aaron Carreras
Information and Communication Technology Officer

My Role

To provide effective provisioning, installation \ configuration, operation, and maintenance of I.T systems and related infrastructure.

Christian Celecia
Director of Information Communications and Technology

My Role

Providing leadership and coordination for ICT strategic planning, implementation, design and configuration.

Nadine Collado
Director of Professional Development & Continuing Education

My Role

As the Director of Professional Development and Short Courses, one of the more important areas is to engage with key stakeholders to ensure that we offer courses which are industry relevant qualifications to Gibraltar’s professional community. These could be professional body qualifications, continuous professional development or short courses. Community outreach is also part of my role where the aim is to engage different sectors of the community to learn, enjoy and expand on cultural, health and sports themes. Hosting events such as Awareness Days or our annual Professional Development Open Days allows me to fully engage with potential students (school leavers to over 55’s) and provide a forum to fact find for future courses of interest.

Henry Earle
Communication and Outreach officer 

My Role

As Executive and Special Projects Coordinator, my main roles are to provide high level support to the Vice-Chancellor and coordinate the University’s special projects. Given that the University is at its early stages, my latter role is very varied. It ranges from developing the University’s brand guidelines to coordinating international conferences. One further interesting side to the role is being a key contact for visiting dignitaries. It is safe to say that no day is ever the same.

Darren Fa
Director of Academic Programmes and Research

Jason Fa
Campus and Events Manager 

My Role

As Campus and Events Manager, my main role is ensuring that the University campus runs smoothly every day together with the up keeping, security and domestics. On the events side, it is dealing with the events bookings, timetabling of seminar rooms, conference rooms and ensuring the specific requirements of clients are provided for their event.

Amaia Fernandez
European and International Funding Officer

My Role

My role as the European and International Funding Officer consists in identifying funding opportunities and partnerships for the University. I support all departments and staff in bidding for external funding, mainly from the European Commission, proactively supporting collaborative research and academic development projects across the University.

I also provide comprehensive support in the preparation of bids and management of projects post award, both across the University and across the partnerships and networks with which we work.
In addition, I establish links with local, regional, national and international funding bodies, and liaise with my counterparts in other organisations and universities.

Sharon Galia
Information and Communication Technology Officer

My Role

I am part of the ICT department, dealing with the IT day to day issues staff members or students may have. Making sure all software are running efficiently and effectively to meet the required highest of standards of the University.

Louise Garcia
Student Enrolment and Academic Records Officer

My Role

I am the first port of call for prospective students. I deal with student enrolment and also look after their academic records.

Philip Garcia
Professional Development Administration Officer

My Role

I deal with the administrative side of the professional and short courses currently being offered at the University and with the development of new course offerings.

Hannah Gonzalez
Administrative Assistant

My Role

I provide administrative support to the programme co-ordinators and course leaders for the Professional Certificate of Competence in Gibraltar Law, Professional Certificate of Competence in Gibraltar Tax, the School of Sports courses and the School of Business, as well as the Key Advisory Groups. My responsibilities include interacting with tutors and students and assisting the programme coordinators to ensure that all aspects of the courses run smoothly and that the students have the best overall experience. This means that usually no two days are the same which provides for quite an exciting and busy environment to work in.

Martin Hale
Academic Administrator 

My Role

I’m the Academic Administrator and, under this job title, Executive Secretary to the Academic Board and its sub-committees. Much of my work involves developing academic policy papers and their operationalisation guidelines. Once ratified by the appropriate sub-committee and the Board, these policies and guidelines provide the academic framework for the education and research mission of the University.

Phoebe Kelly
Executive PA to the Vice Chancellor

My Role

In my role as Executive PA I work to provide consistent support to the Vice Chancellor (Ag).

My daily responsibilities can vary to include diary management and administrative support, the specifics of which are often dictated by the University’s growing academic offerings.

Christopher Loddo
Welcome Desk/ Administrator

My Role

As the Administrator/Welcome Desk I am the first face anyone sees when visiting the University.  I have a wide variety of responsibilities ranging from greeting students and visitors, directing queries and assisting different departments with administrative duties and troubleshooting.

Rebecca Moon
Programme Coordinator Europa Point Language Centre

My Role

My role as Programme Coordinator for Europa Point Language Centre is to identify the language needs of the local and wider community. In particular, English for Specific Purposes, for example English for Business Purposes, English for Health Professionals and English for Tourism and Hospitality. This also includes our English for Academic Purposes programmes which support the international students here at the university. I am responsible for coordinating the language courses and ensuring that all of our language students have a productive and positive learning experience.

Caroline Moss-Gibbons
Parasol Librarian

My Role

As the University Librarian I engage with researchers and students to ensure their information and academic needs are met through the provision of a high-quality, responsive library service.  Other areas of responsibility include the development of the university’s institutional repository and the growing Gibraltar Repository collection.  I am also the convenor of the Gibraltar Libraries Forum which brings together the library and research collections of the University and its Associate Campuses.

Jihane Nehhas
Administration and Coordination Officer 

My Role

My main role here at the university is the face to face contact with the public. As a Administration and Coordination Officer I have a very diverse range of responsibilities, such as overseeing our university merchandise, being part of the conference and events team and answering student enquiries.

Aine Panter
Programme Coordinator

My Role

I have quite a varied role in the University. I am a programme coordinator for the programmes that fall under the soon to be established Business School. My responsibilities include, amongst others, curriculum development (e.g. a bachelor of business) and review as well as, most importantly, ensuring that all aspects of the courses are run smoothly and that the students have the best overall experience. I also teach on relevant courses (e.g. AAT).

Karissa Pizzarello
Research and Partnerships Coordinator

Nick Pye
Head of School – School of Sport

My Role

As the Head of School for the School of Sport, I am responsible for the School itself, the staff and students within it and the course provision that it delivers. I am also responsible for academic leadership within the School, sport research, providing contemporary course development, and implementation of the university’s strategic plan. Sport provides good potential for the development of networks, and therefore I am also engaged in overseeing sport partnerships within Gibraltar and beyond, and the promotion of the University of Gibraltar internationally.

Chloe Ramos
Professional Development Administration Officer

My Role

I deal with the administrative side of our professional and short courses currently being offered at the University and with the development of new course offerings. I am also the examinations officer for the Professional body qualifications to include ACCA.

My responsibilities also include liaising with tutors and students to ensure that all aspects of our courses run smoothly and our students have the best overall experience.

David Revagliatte
Lead for Communications & Marketing

My Role

I lead all marketing and communication activities for the University. It’s my role to make sure we engage with our audiences at every level while raising our profile both here in Gibraltar and internationally. The role broadly covers all press coverage and outreach as well as the more tangible things like producing all of our marketing materials (print/online), advertising campaigns and ensuring our web presence is the best it can be, both on our website and social channels. I also work on delivering events like our high-profile Beacon Lectures, major launch communications and events and VIP briefings.

Krystle Robba
Registrar

My Role

As Registrar I am responsible for student facing registry services of the University and safeguarding the student experience by ensuring control of student records and regulations affecting students. My role also spans across financial matters at the University where I assist the CFOO on financial management and reporting.

Dee Stagnetto
Welcome Desk / Administrator

My Role

Administrator/Welcome Desk, I am the first point of contact for anyone visiting the University.  I have a wide variety of responsibilities ranging from greeting students and visitors, directing queries and assisting different departments with administrative duties.

Catherine Victor Simpson
Finance Administrator

My Role

As part of the Finance Department, I am responsible for all the administrative day to day work and processes in relation to finance and accounting at the University.