Joanna Genovese is the director of the Staff Development Organisation within the Office of the Prime Minister, Malta.
SDO www.sdo.gov.mtis responsible for the human resource training and development of the Public Service, seeking not only to provide training for its employees but also to foster a culture of training and continuous development within the wider framework of Government agenda. Joanna Genovese graduated BA (Hons) in Business Management in 1990, when she was employed by the Public Service.Before being appointed Director SDO, she held the post of Assistant Director heading the Quality Service Charter Support Unit, also within the Office of the Prime Minister.Her
posts in the Public Service
varied from that of desk officer within the Department of Trade and Office of the Registrar of Partnerships to that of Senior Principal within the Office of the Director General, OPM. She
feels the main benefit from being a part of an organisation such as SCEPSTA is that it offers an opportunity for networking with a number of similar organisations that are working in, often, very diverse environments and she
sees the SCEPSTA annual conference as an enriching but also â€˜sharing' experience.