The executive council of the Skychair Trust is made up of a group of volunteers with extensive experience in their respective fields who are initially appointed by the terms of the trust deed and subsequently by means of an elective process.  The Council assists the Trustee in the management of the Trust and amongst its various functions it also provides a monitoring role.  The Council oversees and appoints the trustee by majority vote whenever the office of trustee becomes vacant, and must also approve major decisions.


SARAH ZARB is the CEO of the Falcon Alliance Group. She set up the first entity under the ‘Falcon’ name  30 years ago, a business focused on providing telecommunications & security services to the hotel industry.  In 2008 she combined her efforts to those of Capt. Ray Zarb and became a director and CEO of the Falcon Alliance Group.  In recent years she dedicated her time to oversee the growth of European Pilot Academy, Falcon’s pilot training entity.  Sarah is married with 3 children and enjoys travelling and swimming.


ADRIAN MALLIA is a seasoned financial services professional.  He currently holds non-executive directorships and independent investment committee member roles with a number of entities.  He was previously CEO for an online FX brokerage business, Portfolio Manager within Asset Management, and Head of Wealth Solutions at Mediterranean Bank plc.  He also held various positions with HSBC Bank in the Wealth Management and Asset Management in Malta, and in the Fund Administration and Custody unit both in Luxembourg and in Malta.  Adrian was a part-time lecturer at the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy at the University of Malta.  He is an active member of the Institute of Financial Services Committee in Malta.  Adrian attained an MSc in Banking and International Finance from City University Business School (CASS) in London and a BCom (Hons) in Banking and Finance from the University of Malta.  He is married to Ann-Christin and they are parents to three children.

LISA SAMMUT is a senior officer in trade finance with Bank of Valletta plc. She started her professional career in banking way back in 1998 during which time she has garnered extensive knowledge in key financial areas including business and personal lending, electronic and retail banking, and customer relationship management.  Lisa obtained a certificate in banking and finance from the Chartered Institute of Banking and an honours degree in marketing and sales from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.  Lisa is also a fitness enthusiast and a qualified gym and personal trainer who loves to share her extensive knowledge in fitness and nutrition with both friends and clients.

MARK MUSCAT is the President of the Independent Bankers Union and an Executive Premier manager with HSBC Bank Malta plc.  Mark has been active within the financial services industry for the past 22 years.  He had joined what was back then the Mid-Med Bank in 1995 and has occupied several roles mostly related with Retail Banking and Wealth Management.  Throughout the years Mark occupied other positions within the Trade Union sector such as Chairperson of the HSBC Group Committee and Executive Council member of the Malta Union of Bank Employees,  Council member of the Confederation of Malta Trade Union. His qualifications are mostly financial services related although he also possesses a post graduate diploma in taxation issued by the Malta Institute of Taxation of which he is also a member.  Mark is currently reading for a law degree at the University of Malta which he describes as an invaluable experience which should enable him to tap into other exciting challenges.  He is married with 2 children,loves summer and has a passion for fishing.

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YANIKA TABONE is a Forensic Psychology Practitioner and a Gestalt Psychotherapist working in the field of corrections. In the past, she worked as a specialised early intervention tutor at the Inspire Foundation working with children with autism.  She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology from the University of Malta; and a Master’s degree in Gestalt Psychotherapy with the Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Institute Malta.  She is currently balancing her role as a Psychology Practitioner and her role as a mother.  Her lifelong passion is to make a difference in society and contribute to its well-being.  Yanika is the proud mum of an adorable baby girl and makes a priority of cherishing the company and wisdom of those around her.