Australian Maltese Chamber of Commerce
The Australian Maltese Chamber of Commerce is a national body that seeks to connect its members commercially and culturally. Established in 1994 the chamber consists of a network of Maltese Australians business owners and business professionals from across Australia.
Members of the AMCC meet bi-monthly to network and gain insights on business related topics from invited guest speakers. The AMCC also organises various activities for members, their partners and guests including network and social events and an annual Christmas function.From time to time, we host VIP visitors from Malta and special functions are organised to provide an exclusive members forum. Visitors have included the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition of Malta and more recently the President of Malta.
Members enjoy informal meetings as well as lunch or dinner with the visiting dignitaries. The AMCC provides a comprehensive service to members currently doing or wishing to do business with Malta. In doing so, the AMCC works closely with the office of the Maltese High Commissioner in Canberra and his consular network throughout Australia.
The AMCC also circulates trade enquiries and business opportunities amongst its members. For those members who are not in a position to take advantage of export or import opportunities, the AMCC actively promotes business between members locally. To this end the AMCC encourages members to host members’ meetings at their business premises.
With Malta being a member of the European Union, the AMCC is also in a position to assist its members wishing to use Malta as a stepping stone into Europe or alternatively to use Malta’s unique position as an ally of Libya and other North African countries to help gain access to their fast-growing markets. The AMCC hosted two trade missions to Australia – one organised by our sister Chamber, the Maltese Australian Chamber of Commerce (MACC) and another initiated by METCO (Malta External Trade Organisation). The AMCC has also led successful trade missions to Malta. These trade missions will continue to be a feature of AMCC activities in the future.
The AMCC will be the National Maltese Australian organisation who will provide a supportive environment for its members in the area of Commerce, Culture and Heritage.
The AMCC is the National Maltese Australian organisation connecting its members commercialy and culturally.
We will not compromise on the disciplines and heritage of our Maltese forefathers.
Chev Sydney JP Borg
National President FAICD OSJ KGCSM KCB Com, FAICD OSJ KGCSM KCSydney Borg is a successful entrepreneurial business professional with extensive industry experience across IT and Hospitality through a portfolio of companies he owns and manages. His success has seen one of his companies PCS Australian being named in the CRN Fast 50 IT companies for four years straight . In 2016, Mr Borg also took control of the Hooters Restaurant chain in Australia with 4 restaurants, as well as The Distillery Woodfire Restaurant, a hidden gem in Minchinbury, NSW that operates from inside a converted and restored old Penfolds distillery dating back to 1890. The Distillery has been voted in the top 50 restaurants in Sydney by The Good Food guide.Sydney holds a Bachelor of Business and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He holds several directorships including PCS Australia Pty Ltd, Mobile Entertainment Systems Pty Ltd, PCS New Zealand Ltd, PCS investments Pty Ltd , Hooters Australia Pty Ltd , The Distillery Woodfire Pty Ltd, Infinity Wholesale Worldwide Pte Ltd.Sydney is also the Lieutenant Grand Master and Australasian Grand Prior of The Order of St John of Jerusalem Knights of Malta, a Knight Grand Cross in the Order of Teutonic Knights of Lichtenberg, a member of the World Supreme Council of the Knights of Malta and on the Council for the EABC European Australian Business Council.Sydney is married with two daughters – Lauren and Chanel
National Vice PresidentB.Com, MBA (AGSM), Grad Dip CSP, FCPA, FGIA, FCIS, MICM, JPNeville Zammit has over 15 years Senior Management experience gained in lead finance and corporate governance roles with diverse medium size listed and private international organisations. Firmly grounded in fiscal discipline and operational excellence, Neville has a unique mix of skills combining accounting, operations, retail, supply chain, HR, IT, QA, legal and corporate governance.Neville is currently Group Chief Financial Officer of a large Not For Profit Aged Care and Community Services provider. He also serves on the Order of Capuchin Friars Finance and Investment Committee and is Chair of his parish Finance Committee.Neville was born in Malta and raised in Hamrun before emigrating with his family to Australia in 1983. He is married with 4 children.
National TreasurerB. Bus, CPA, Reg Tax Agent, JPMichael Zammit has over 35 years senior finance management experience across a number of industries. He is currently the Finance Director and Company Secretary for Yaffa Media – one of Australia’s largest independent media companies. He also serves as a Finance director on a number of the group subsidiaries including Two de Force (an events management company) and Yaffa Syndicate (a property management company).Michael is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Business (Major in Accounting, Sub Major in Business Law) from the University of Western Sydney. Michael is also a registered Tax Agent with the Australian Government’s Tax Practitioners Board and is a Director of his tax consulting company M.Zammit & Co Pty Ltd. His is a NSW Justice of the Peace and a Knight of Malta.Michael was born in Hamrun, Malta and completed his high school education at St Joseph in Paola, Malta. He emigrated to Australia in May 1974 and resides in Sydney. He is married with 3 daughters and 3 grandchildren.
National Secretary Clive Desira is an experienced sales and account management professional with over 15 years experience. He is currently a Territory Manager for Drager – an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology.Clive holds a Diploma in Management and a Cert IV in Property Services Real Estate. Clive was born in Malta but migrated to Australia at a young age.
Victoria Branch President
Chev George Bongiovanni OSJ
New Zealand Branch President
The Australian Maltese Chamber of Commerce is a proud member of the European Australian Business Council. (EABC)