Jacqueline (also known as Jackie) Briffa graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) degree from the University of Malta in 1989 and joined Manduca, Mercieca & Co (later, Deloitte Malta), working on various high-profile audit assignments, including those relating to Bank of Valletta plc and Merrill Lynch Bank London. She obtained a warrant to practice as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1990 and an Auditing Practising Certificate in 1992. During her time at Deloitte Malta, Jackie occupied other roles including in indirect tax advisory, corporate and financial advisory services. She also led Deloitte Malta’s regulatory and compliance function and served as the firm’s compliance director and money laundering reporting officer between 2003 and 2005.
Jackie was admitted as an associate member of the Malta Institute of Taxation in 1995, as an associate member of the Malta Institute of Financial Services Practitioners and as a fellow member of the Malta Institute of Accountants in 2000. During 2004 and 2005, she served as a member of the Anti-Money Laundering ad hoc Committee of the Malta Institute of Accountants.
Jackie joined the Alf. Mizzi & Sons Group in March 2005 and occupies the post of Executive Director and Chief Administrative Officer of Alf. Mizzi & Sons Ltd. She served as company secretary of a number of companies forming part of the group until 2014 and was a member of the Expenditure Monitoring Board of Alf. Mizzi & Sons (Marketing) Ltd until 2009. She is currently a member of the Internal Audit Committee and of the Finance and Treasury Committee of Alf. Mizzi & Sons Group. She also serves as a non-executive director on the boards of a number of companies forming part of the Alf. Mizzi & Sons Group and a number of associated and related companies thereof.