Chris Farrugia is an IT Consultant and Information System Auditor within the Business Risk Services and Outsourcing division of Grant Thornton Malta.
He has been associated with Grant Thornton Malta for the past 17 years and has extensive experience in business requirements analysis, software implementation and project management for information systems for corporate customers in varying business sectors.
During his time as Director with Grant Thornton’s associate company, Information Technology Services Limited, Chris was in charge of Operations, including day-to-day running of the business covering:
- Brand development for new products on the local market
- Managing the relationship with foreign suppliers
- Oversee sales and marketing teams to meet budgets
- Co-ordination with the Implementation, Support and Development teams
- Project Management on the larger software implementations
Also, during his time as Director at Information Technology Services Limited, Chris had established and nourished the necessary contacts with the Unit4 Group, authors of Business World ERP software, with whom Grant Thornton Malta partnered to provide a Corporate Financial Management Solution (CFMS) for the Government of Malta.
Since achieving CISA certification, Chris has been conducting IT Systems Audits, in particular for the remote gaming industry. Chris also performs these audits on behalf of MGA as part of the framework agreement signed between Grant Thornton and the Authority. His engagements includes among others, the system reviews of Mangas Gaming Ltd, Alpha, Amusnet and compliance reviews of Bwin Party Services Ltd, Racebets Ltd, Dominion Entertainment Ltd.
Chris is also a Member of the Institute of Analysts and Programmers of the UK since 1991 and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA by ISACA) since 2014, where he placed in the top 10 percent of those tested in June 2014.