Our Valuable Team Members
Roderick is the Secretary General of SKOP and the Project Leader of the Platform’s Presidency Project. He is a qualified Teacher and School Counsellor and also holds an MA in Public Policy. Roderick has been involved in Development NGOs since 1988. He was an active member in the Third World Group and a founding member of both Koperattiva Kummerċ Ġust (Malta’s first Fair Trade Cooperative) and Kopin.
Roderick’s experience has seen him working with children and parents in schools to holding an executive post in a public entity. From 2008 to 2014, Roderick was CEO of the Foundation for Educational Services in Malta.
John Paul is the Coordinator of SKOP’s Presidency Project. He studied medicine and specialised in environmental public health. John Paul has a special interest in climate change issues and aims at dedicating more time to that field in the future. John Paul has also been an active member of the Board of Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) since December 2014 and is also Chairperson of the Environmental NGO network TerraFirma, which seeks to empower local NGOs to strengthen the voice of civil society in Malta. John Paul is a keen athlete and trekker.
Dominik is SKOP’s Communications Officer. Furthermore, he is also the Vice Executive Director and Director for Projects and Initiatives of one of SKOP’s founding organisations, Kopin (VO/0200). He holds a Diplom (ISCED 7) from the University of Augsburg, Germany, in Political Science and Communication Sciences and has been active in international development cooperation, education and human rights related fields since 2005. At SKOP, Dominik focuses on both internal and external communication, networking and public relations related matters. Before working for SKOP, Dominik had been serving the Platform as Board Member for almost a decade. He is an active member of its AidWatch and DEAR Working Groups and also a volunteer for the Kenya Support Programme of Inizjamed (VO/0366), which is another member of the Platform. In his free time, Dominik enjoys outdoor activities with his family, friends and dogs, travelling, good food and the sea. He has a keen interest in other cultures, education and experiential learning as well as global politics.
Adelaide is the Outreach Officer for Skop’s E4C Presidency Project. This will be her first role working in the field of her studies since she is a fresh graduate from the University of Malta and holds a Bachelor (Hons) in European Studies with Communication Studies. She aims at reading for a Masters in the coming years but chose to venture on and gain experience first. Adelaide was part of the executive board for ESO (European Studies Organisation) while in her second year at the University and at present is the Assistant Secretary of GWU Youths.
Maria is the Finance Manager of SKOP. She is an ACCA qualified Certified Public Accountant with a background in the telecommunications industry after having worked in the sector since the year 2000. Working with an NGO is a new challenge for her but she is looking forward to the experience. She has an interest in alternative learning methods for children being a mother of two boys herself. Her pastime is reading on her favourite topics developing countries, science and technology.