CEO - Mr. Leonid McKay

CEO - Mr. Leonid McKay

Appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Housing Authority in September 2018, Mr. Leonid McKay has 12 years of experience in the social sector. He has worked for Caritas Malta as from 2006 and occupied the position of Director of Caritas Malta between 2014 and 2018. During the same tenure he also held the role of Chairman of the Foundation for the Rehabilitation of Drug Abusers.

Mr.McKay has also carried out extensive social research on various social policy areas ranging from the minimum budget required for low-income families to be able to achieve an acceptable and a decent standard of living (Minimum Essential Budget for a Decent Living 2016, 2012) to the adequacy of non-contributory welfare benefits (Minimum Income Schemes, 2014).

He has also researched about the labour market exploitation of migrants in Malta (Social Fieldwork Research 2014); Integration efforts of People with International Protection (2013) and Geographic Mapping of pockets of deprivation and study the social conditions of poor neighbourhoods in Malta (Master of Arts in Social Policy Dissertation, 2012).

Mr. McKay holds a Master of Arts in Social Policy degree and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sociology from the University of Malta. Between 2012 and 2014, Mr. McKay was a lecturer at the Malta College of Arts Science and Technology and taught at the Institute of Community Services.

With his experience and expertise, McKay will be leading the Authority in prompting new policies and strategies to develop and implement social housing-related schemes and initiatives while understanding the challenges of those genuinely in need, in order to ensure a relevant Authority with a strengthened role in society.