Mr Kevin Mahoney was born at Sliema on the 26th May 1962. He received his secondary education at St Joseph's Secondary, Paola and obtained a B.A.(Hons) degree in Public Administration from the University of Malta in 1985.
He joined the Public Service as an Administrative Officer in 1986 and was posted at the Electoral Office as officer in charge of the Department. He was also appointed Secretary to the Electoral Commission. In 1989 he was posted for a short period of time at the Inland Revenue Department and in the same year was eventually deployed with the Notary to Government Department as Head of administration, finance and human resources. He was appointed Assistant Court Registrar in 1994. In 2001 he was appointed Director/Registrar of the Civil Courts and Civil Tribunals. In 2007 he was promoted to Director General at the Courts of Justice and national delegate on the Council of the European Union working party on eJustice. He was re-confirmed as Director General in 2010.
In 2013 he was appointed Permanent Secretary in the Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security and re-confirmed in this position in 2016 and in 2019 for further three-year periods. He was also appointed as national expert on the High Level Working Group (HLEG) on Interoperability and Information Systems set by the European Commission. In April 2022 Mr Mahoney was appointed Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister (Cordination and Implimentation).
He is married with two sons.