Dr CHARLES J. FARRUGIA is Malta's National Archivist, and has been serving in this post from 2005. A Commonwealth Scholar, Mr Farrugia holds an Honours Degree and a Masters Degree in history from the University of Malta, a Post Graduate Diploma in Records Management from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, and a MA in Archives and Records Management from University College London. He is also a member of the Society of Archivists of the U.K. In 2006 he published the history of Maltese archives and in 2008 edited a collection of 27 essays on archival themes. Mr Farrugia represents Malta on the European Archives Expert Group and the Working Group on the Digitisation of Cultural and Scientific heritage. He is a Visiting Lecturer in archives and records management at the University of Malta, where he was the founder of archives training in 2005. During the same year he drafted the National Archives of Malta Act and steered a reform in the sector, separating archives from libraries and the setting up a new National Archives Agency. He was also the host and organiser of the 41st International Conference of the Round Table on Archives (CITRA) held in Malta in November 2009. He has served for nine years as Chairman of the Association of Commonwealth Archivists and Records Managers (ACARM) and currently serves also as a member on the Executive Board of EURBICA. He concluded his doctoral studies at the University of Aberystwyth and successfully defended his thesis about EU national archives and the application of maturity performance models on them.