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Appointments & Headquarters Staff

Honorary Appointments

The Order of St John is a royal order of chivalry of the British Crown. Previously styled as the Order of St John “in the British Realm”, the Order and its foundations were spread throughout the British Empire.

The patron of St John in Malta was therefore the Governor, as the Crown’s direct representative to the Island, and later the Governor-General. Malta adopted a republican constitution in 1974, and thereafter, the Governor-General’s successor accepted to retain the patronage of St John Ambulance in Malta.

Her Excellency the President of the Republic of Malta is the Patron of the St John Ambulance Malta GC.

The Corps may request distinguished persons to become patrons of the Corps after consulting the National Head Quarters in Valletta.

The Corps Commander may from time to time nominate persons who have contributed significantly to the Corps, or who have distinguished themselves in humanitarian and voluntary enterprises in furtherance of the Corps’ noble and chivalric aims, as honorary officers of the Corps.

Honorary offices of the Corps are distinct from the class of honorary membership of St John Ambulance.

Patron St John Association – Malta
Her Excellency, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, KUOM, President of Malta

Commander St John Association – Malta
Colonel Mark Mallia, AFM

Corps Senior Officers

Commissioner (Rescue) & Corps Commander
Andrew Grech, OStJ, BSc, M.B.A.(e-Business), St.JRC.

Deputy Commissioner
Christopher Borg Cardona, OStJ, St.JRC.

Assistant Commssioner
Andrew Pizzuto, OStJ, DipCII, St.JRC.

Assistant Commissioner
James Cilia, SBStJ, B.Ed (Hons), M.Ed, St.JRC.

Senior Superintendent (Fort Commandant)
David L. Christie, SBStJ, St.JRC.

Commissioners & Corps Commanders

2015 –
Andrew Grech
OStJ, BSc, M.B.A.(e-Business), St.JRC.

2006 – 2015
Captain the Chevalier Reuben Lanfranco
CStJ, OLJ, KJ, BA(Crim), M Jur.(Int. Law), LL M (IMLI), Dip. Mar. Sur., AFRINA,
FIFireE, MCILT, AFRIN, FNI, FIIMS, MIM, AFM (Retd), St.JRC.

1986 – 2005
The Most Illustrious and Noble Marquis Anthony Buttigieg de Piro dei’ Marchesi de Piro
KStJ, ERK, GCLJ(J), KMLJ, FIoD, MIM, St.JRC.

Honorary Officers

Raymond Bugeja CStJ, FCCA, MSI FIoD

His Excellency Dr D. Alfonso de Ceballos-Escalera y Gila, Marqués de la Floresta

His Excellency Alfredo Escudero y Díaz-Madroñero, Marquis of Gori

Bill Evans (ACFO – Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service)

The Noble Pier Felice degli Uberti, Count of Cavaglià

Paul Gibson (Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service)

Barbara Harrison (FWD Freight Services Ltd, UK)

John McDonough (Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service)

Tony McGuirk CBE, QFSM, OstJ, MSc, FIFireE, FIIRSM (Ex-CFO – Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service)

Capt. DM Salvatore Olivari de la Moneda

Tom Sefton MBE, OStJ (Formerly Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service)

Duncan P J Stafford (St John Ambulance)

Jane Stafford (St John Ambulance)

Carmel Vella Brincat

Ian Voce (Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service)