Catherine Tabone is the Chief Executive Officer of the Valletta Cultural Agency. A graduate of the Universities of Malta and Cambridge, over the years she occupied various managerial positions within the Public Administration of Malta and was also curator of the National Museum of Ethnography.

Ms Tabone was appointed Director for Culture in 2013 with the responsibility of providing policy, direction and advice on the arts, heritage, and audio-visuals. In this role, she was directly involved in all meetings relating to these areas held as part of Malta’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Moreover, she spearheaded Malta’s ratification of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage and led high-level, historic collaboration initiatives between Malta and the Holy See. More recently, she held the position of Executive Director at the Valletta 2018 Foundation, being responsible for the implementation of the European Capital of Culture initiative in Malta.

Ms Tabone is a published researcher and was, for many years, a member of the Board of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Malta. She currently sits on various Boards and Committees related to citizenship as well as cultural and natural heritage. Ms Tabone is also active in a local NGO promoting the valorisation of historic sites.