Trevor Fenech

  • Co-founder of, aiming to contribute towards better knowledge of EU funding, its management and control, through practical training and advisory services;
  • Co-founder of, an affiliate of, formed to assist public and private institutions in their interpretation, implementation, monitoring and control of public procurement;
  • Specialises in EU-funding management and control, simplified cost options, financial instruments and cost-benefit analyses.
  • Advisor to various Ministries, public departments, authorities and entities, private and voluntary organisations in the management and control of various European-funded programmes, including ERDF, Cohesion Fund, ESF/ESF+, EAFRD, EMFF, AMIF, ISF and LIFE, and nationally-funded programmes;
  • Advises Ministries and public entities on the design, introduction and implementation of simplified cost options in EU-funded programmes,
  • Assisted Ministries and public entities on Public-Private Partnerships, Competitive Dialogues and Innovation Partnerships;
  • Prepared research and policy papers on the potential introduction of financial instruments in EAFRD and EMFF in 2021-27;
  • Carried out several cost-benefit analysis for applicants under ERDF or the fulfilment of regulatory obligations of Member States;
  • Over 13 years’ experience in the fields of European funding, simplified cost options, public procurement, state aid, horizontal priorities, programme closures (2004-06, 2007-13) and training;
  • Former Senior Manager at Malta’s Managing Authority for ERDF, CF, ESF, EAGGF, FIFG/EFF, responsible for the setting up of the financial management and control systems of the ERDF, CF and ESF Operational Programmes 2007-2013, the implementation of the ESF Operational Programme, and the implementation and closure process of the Maltese 2004-06 Structural and Cohesion Funds Programme;
  • Served as representative for Malta on the ESF Committee and Technical Working Group;
  • Masters graduate in Financial Management and Economics from the University of London


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