The Malta Independent 4 October 2022, Tuesday
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Trustin Farrugia Cann departs top role at Infrastructure Malta after just over a month

Friday, 1 July 2022, 11:58 Last update: about 4 months ago

Trustin Farrugia Cann is no longer the CEO at Infrastructure Malta, having only held the position for just over a month.

Farrugia Cann said in a Facebook post on Friday that while he appreciated the faith shown in him to serve as the head of Malta’s roads agency, he had realised over the past weeks that it is “very difficult, and almost impossible” for him to balance between the requirements of the post and his footballing career.

Farrugia Cann is an international FIFA referee and is known as one of the best referees which the island has to offer.  He has officiated a number of football matches overseas as part of European club and international competitions.

“Even though I thought that it was possible to strike this balance, as I’ve done in the past, I’ve come to understand that the role of CEO requires a commitment which is not compatible with my other role which also requires a lot of travel abroad,” he said.

“In this moment, I felt that I do not wish to put aside the footballing career which I have built with a lot of sacrifice,” he added.

It was because of this, he said, that he had informed Transport Minister Aaron Farrugia that he would not be signing the contract to take on the role of Infrastructure Malta CEO.

Farrugia Cann, who is an engineer by profession, was announced as the successor for Frederick Azzopardi – who served in the post since 2018 – on May 23.

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