Alex Torpiano, the new executive president of Din l-Art Ħelwa.Alex Torpiano, the new executive president of Din l-Art Ħelwa.

Alex Torpiano has been appointed as the new executive president of Din l-Art Ħelwa, leading – along with the council members and officials – the NGO until 2021.

Simone Mizzi has been appointed secretary general, and Martin Scicluna, former head of Wealth Management at HSBC, has been reappointed as treasurer.

The new council members are Joseph Attard, Anthony Bonanno, George Camilleri, Maria Grazia Cassar, Cettina Caruana Curran, Petra Caruana Dingli, Elizabeth Cremona, Josie Ellul Mercer, Cathy Farrugia, Joseph Philip Farrugia, Stanley Farrugia Randon, Martin Galea, Ann Gingell Littlejohn, Kenneth Micallef, Luciano Mule’ Stagno, Joanna Spiteri Staines.

Professor Torpiano, former president of the Kamra tal-Periti till last year and Dean of the Faculty for the Built Environment at the University of Malta is the eighth executive president of Din l-Art Ħelwa since it was founded by Judge Maurice Caruana Curran in 1965 to protect Malta’s rich cultural heritage and the natural environment.

At its recent general meeting, members unanimously voiced their concerns about the rampant development and unbridled construction which were taking their toll negatively on our natural environment, creating unpleasing visual amenities and having a negative effect on the quality of life.

 

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