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Perit Vincent Cassar B.Arch., FIHEEM, FICE, C.Eng., A.&C.E.
Perit Vincent Cassar, a graduate in Architecture and Civil Engineering from the University of Malta, joined the Public Service in 1973 as a Junior Architect and Civil Engineer with the then Public Works Department and was assigned to the Schools and Hospitals Section. Since then he has worked within other sections of the Public Works organization and was responsible for various projects including those for housing, healthcare and hospitals, and other major projects of a civil engineering nature such as roads and marine works. He was involved in environmentally related projects such as those for the formulation of the Sewerage Master Plan and the works related to it, the collection, separation and treatment of solid wastes and the treatment of liquid wastes.
With the reorganization of the Public Works in 1992 into the Works Division made up of a number of Departments, Perit Cassar was appointed as the first Director General, a position he actively occupied up till 2003.
Following the Malta General Elections in April 2003 he was appointed Permanent Secretary within the Ministry for Youth and the Arts. With a change in premiership in February 2004 and the establishment of the Ministry for Urban Development and Roads, responsible for urban development and land transport issues, he assumed the responsibility for that Ministry as its Permanent Secretary.
Perit Cassar retired from Government service in June 2008 and is currently engaged in his own private practice as a Perit and freelance consultant.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers (FICE) and a Fellow of the Institute of Health Estate Engineering Management (FIHEEM), a past President of the Rotary Club La Valette and ex-Chief Scout of the Scout Association of Malta. He is currently the President of the Kamra tal-Periti and its National Delegate to the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE), the European Council of Civil Engineers (ECCE) and the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA).