Mr Joseph Rapa was appointed Permanent Secretary within the Ministry for Health in March 2013 and was confirmed in this position in June 2017 and in February 2020.
He previously served as Director General of the Economic Policy Department within the Ministry of Finance and as Assistant Director within the Office of the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry for Gozo. His career in the Civil Service commenced in 1990.
Mr Joseph Rapa graduated in Public Administration from the University of Malta in 1990 and in Business Administration from Erasmus University, The Netherlands, in 1993. He lectured on a part-time basis in financial risk management at the University of Malta.