The Central Co-operative Fund

The Central Co-operative Fund

The Central Cooperative Fund (‘the Fund’) is established by law under the Co-operatives Societies Act, CAP 442 of the Laws of Malta) and is regulated by the Central Co-operative Fund Regulations, 2016 (‘the Regulations’). 
The Fund is entitled by article 92(3) to collect form every registered cooperative in Malta five percent of the surplus resulting from its activities, operations, investments and any other sources at the end of each accounting period. The Fund on the other hand is required to administer the contributions in furtherance of co-operative education, training, research, and for the general development of the co-operative movement in Malta.
The Fund is governed by a Committee which is made up of eleven members. Six are independent members appointed by the responsible Minister, two members from the eligible and recognised organisations and three elected from the members of registered co-operatives. 
The current Committee is composed of the following members:
Dr. Luke Dalli - Chairman

Dr Luke Dalli is a lawyer from Malta.  Graduated from the University of Malta with a Doctorate of Laws, he has worked in the past years in various areas of law ranging from gaming, corporate, intellectual property, employment, consumer and construction. He has held various legal roles both in the public and the private sector. In 2017 together with Dr Matthew Paris they founded DalliParis Advocates. A boutique law firm which today has grown into a respectable firm mainly in the field of corporate and civil law. He has been appointed as Chair to the CCF in July 2020 with a tenure in office of 3 years.​

Mr. Joseph Abela - Deputy Chairman

Joseph Abela graduated as an Occupational Therapist in 1995. He served as a Member of Parliament with the Labour Party in two legislatures between 1996 – 1998 and 2003 - 2008.  In the 2003 - 2008 legislature, he was the spokesperson for Cooperative Societies.  Joseph is active in the voluntary sector, and he served on the board of Directors of Dar Nazareth (1995-1997), and the Richmond Foundation. Presently he does voluntary work with the Peace Laboratory. He served on various Government boards including the board of directors of Mount Carmel Hospital (2010-2012) and the Cooperatives Board (2012-2017).

Mr. Adrian Scerri - Member

Adrian Scerri lives in Siġġiewi and works full time at the Responsibility Gaming Foundation helpline. He works hard and makes the best use out of his free time. Apart from work Adrian organizes events such as Festa Għeneb and others. Character wise Adrian is very outgoing and adapts easily to any situation and possesses great leadership skills.

Ms. Theresa Xuereb - Member





Theresa holds a Diploma in Business Studies and a Professional Award in Improving Public Management and Governance at Local Level.  She is a TEFL teacher and is also certified in communicating in sign language.  During her working career she has held various Management positions.  She is currently the Board Secretary of the Masons’ Board.

Dr. Marouska Debono -  Member

Marouska attended St. Francis School Birkirkara (Primary) and St. Theresa Junior Lyceum.  She graduated as a Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in November 2010.  Dr. Debono was  admitted to the Maltese Bar in February 2011.  Marouska also graduated in M.A. in Law from the University of Malta in November 2013.  She has been working in the litigation sector since she was admitted to the Maltese Bar.  Marouska is currently serving as Chairperson of the Industrial Tribunal and Commissioner for Justice.

Ms. Mirana Agius Silvio - Member

Mirana Agius Silvio has been an Assistant Head of Primary School for the past five years.  She graduated as a teacher from the University of Malta in 2002 and has in 2020 been awarded a master's degree in Educational Leadership and Management.  Over the past twenty years she has been involved in local sports having hosted and produced several sports related programs.  In 2019, she has represented Malta in the Summit of the Two Shores during fora held in Malta, Tunis, and Marseille.

Mr. Marvin Zammit - Secretary

Marvin is an accountant by profession and works in the private insurance sector.  He was educated at De La Salle College and later at the University of Malta where he graduated as an Accountant, and later read a Master degree in Financial Services with the Faculty of Law.  Marvin join the Fund in August 2014 and was always reconfirmed ever since. 

The role of secretary involves taking care of correspondence, attending meetings, keeping proper records and preparing minutes of Committee meetings.  Marvin also acts as the Accountant of the Fund. ​