According to its statute , the Institute of Earth Systems is governed by a Board which holds quarterly meetings to discuss the Institute's affairs, to formulate its policy, and to supervise its activities and administration.
The Institute Board consists of academic staff members from the Institute as well as from other University departments, and also includes up to two elected representatives of the Institute's students.
Prof. Godfrey Baldacchino
Director of the Institute
Coordinator of the Division of Environmental Management and Planning
Prof. Louis F Cassar
Coordinator of the Division of Rural Sciences and Food Systems
Prof. Everaldo Attard
Head of the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Insular Coastal Dynamics (ICoD)
Prof. Anton S Micallef
Ms Joyce Farrugia
Dr Ing. John Charles Betts
The Institute also has a Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) composed of scholars of repute drawn from the local and international scientific community. SAC members play an advisory role in their areas of competence.
Dr Leonard Mizzi B.A. (Hons) (Malta), M.Sc. (CIHEAMMontpellier), Ph.D. (Reading) is Head of Unit R4, dealing with inter-institutional issues, within the Directorate-General for Agriculture & Rural Development of the European Commission. Before joining the European Commission, he was the Director of the Malta Business Bureau (MBB) in Brussels. Dr Mizzi is an agricultural economist with interests in agriculture and food security, food and nutrition policy, and the agrifood sector.
Prof. Stephen Morse B.S.c, M.Sc., Ph.D. (Reading), Ph.D. (Southampton) holds the Chair in Systems Analysis for Sustainability at the Centre for Environmental Strategy at the University of Surrey. He has a background in applied biological science, and has broad research and teaching interests spanning both the natural and social sciences.