Mr Bonett is an experienced finance professional whose background includes senior advisory roles in two of the big four professional services firms in Malta and the UK as well as senior executive positions as CFO and Group Finance Director with two fast-growing, global organisations. Throughout his career, David gained a wealth of experience in mergers and acquisitions, capital market transactions, corporate finance, strategic management, and corporate governance. He currently works as a freelance finance management consultant, whilst also serving as an independent non-Executive Director on a number of boards of regulated or listed entities. David is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Annabel Hili was appointed to the board of Hili Ventures in 2019 and currently occupies the role of Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the group’s HR, IT, Communications and Data Protection functions. She is also involved in strategic business transformation designed to inspire the group’s people and create momentum to impact portfolio and performance.
Ms Hili graduated Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in 2015 and was called to the Bar in 2016. She holds an LLM in the Law of Internet Technology from Bocconi University in Milan.
Dr Fenech is the Head of Fenech & Fenech Advocates’ Marine Litigation Department. She was elected to the helm of Fenech & Fenech in June 2008, holding the position of Managing Partner for 12 years. After qualifying in 1986 she joined the shipping and commercial firm of Holman Fenwick and Willan in London where she stayed until 1991 prior to joining New Orleans firm of Chaffe, McCall, Phillips Toler and Sarpy. Dr Fenech is the President of the Malta Maritime Law Association and Vice-Chair of the Yachting Services Trade Section at the Malta Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise. Dr Fenech served on the board of directors of Premier Capital plc, the McDonald’s business within Hili Ventures, between 2012 and 2020.
Lorn Chetcuti joined 1923 Investments in 2021 from De La Rue Currency and Security Print Limited, where he was Site IT Manager. He holds a Master of Science in Business Information Systems Management and is highly experienced in project management, business intelligence and knowledge management. At 1923 Investments he is responsible for providing leadership, direction, and guidance to stakeholders while managing operational activities to achieve long and short-range goals and business objectives. As Director of IT, Mr Chetcuti oversees the development and implementation of a strategy that enhances the business value derived from technology.
Adrian Mercieca holds an MBA from the University of Derby and an Advanced Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership from Pearson. He is a member of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners. He joined Hili Ventures Ltd as Company Secretary in May 2022 and is also Company Secretary of its subsidiaries Premier Capital plc, Hii Properties plc, Hili Finance Company plc, HV Hospitality Ltd and HV Marine Ltd. He ensures compliance with the statutory responsibilities and obligations of companies, directors and officers. He is responsible for delivering, improving and overseeing strong governance frameworks and assurance outcomes for the group. Mr Mercieca joined Hili Ventures from Fenlex where he was Director and Head of the Company Administration Department which handled all corporate, compliance and banking matters and serviced a portfolio of international clients. He has also acted as Director and Company Secretary for several Maltese registered companies.