Jason Micallef is the Chairman of the Valletta Cultural Agency. He established himself in the local media sector from a young age, producing popular cultural and social TV programmes over many years on TVM, the station of the national broadcaster PBS. Mr Micallef has had a very active political career. He entered public life at the age of 30 when he contested the first-ever round of Local Government elections in 1994 and was elected as a Local Councillor on the first Mosta Local Council, a post he held for 10 consecutive years.
He was voted to the post of Secretary General of the Malta Labour Party (PL), a post he held between 2003 and 2009. He was later appointed Executive Chairman of ONE Productions Ltd. Under his tenure, ONE Radio and Television underwent a process of restructuring, establishing both stations as the most popular private radio and TV station with Maltese audiences.
In May 2013 he was appointed Chairman of the Valletta 2018 Foundation responsible for holding the European Capital of Culture 2018 in Malta, a role he occupied until the end of the European Capital of Culture project. Under his Chairmanship, the Foundation developed the country’s most varied and extensive Cultural Programme consisting of over 100 projects and 400 events from a variety of disciplines. He was instrumental in the completion of various cultural heritage sites to regenerate the capital city for Valletta 2018. The Valletta Cultural Agency is part of the legacy of the Valletta 2018 Foundation.