Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 January, 2023 at 11:52 am by Andre Camilleri
Perit David Xuereb has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Maltese Council for Economic and Social Development (MCESD), following consultation with social partners.
The news was announced by the Parliamentary Secretariat for Social Dialogue on Monday.
Xuereb previously served as President of the Chamber of Commerce and has worked on major projects in Malta and other countries, with a focus on sustainable design and the green industry. He has also given presentations and made speeches at various universities and institutions, with a particular interest in sustainability, the environment, and climate change.
This is the first time that he will be serving as Chairperson of the MCESD.
The Parliamentary Secretary for Social Dialogue, Andy Ellul, thanked James Pearsall for his work in leading the MCESD and wished Perit David Xuereb success in his new role.
Ellul said that he is convinced that Xuereb will work to strengthen social dialogue in the country for the benefit of the common good.
One of the most significant matters on the agenda for the MCESD is a discussion on the planned revision of the Cost of Living Adjustment mechanism.
Social partners, who were spoken to by The Malta Independent on Sunday in the past days, said they have no idea when the subject will be on the agenda of the MCESD.