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Matthew Ellul Sullivan

Matthew is a Chartered Accountant by profession. He started his career with one of the big four where he spent 15 years; seven of which in the Milan office in Italy. Recently, he headed the Financial and Strategic division of Sullivan Shipping Agencies Ltd, a family business. His competences in Risk and Quality management span from the highly regulated environment of a large audit firm to the less regulated yet complex environment of a shipping organisation where practical solutions are required to manage a vibrant industry.

Working on various international groups and being in proximity with management during his audit and advisory years, taught him to better understand management and business processes including how they interact to achieve strategic objectives and mitigate business risk.

In recent years, the international shipping community has seen the need to become more transparent and increase its responsibility towards its Corporate and Social responsibility, particularly towards the environment.  Matthew has embraced this drive and believes that quality within an organisation is also achieved through its commitment to CSR, HSEQ and the Integrated Management and Quality System. He also continues to encourage the need for strong business ethics and values in the various Associations and Business fora that he has been involved in over the years. 

Matthew sits on the Council for the Association of Ship Agents, the Council of the Malta Employers Association and previously sat on the Council of the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry. Matthew is also the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Korea in Malta.