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Secretary General at European Tugowners Association
Anna Maria Darmanin is the Secretary General of the European Tugowners association; an association that is the sole representative of the harbour towage sector in Europe. She has held this role for the last year. Prior to joining ETA, Anna Maria Darmanin was a member of the European Economic and Social Committee representing Malta for 11 years. During her tenure at the EESC, Anna Maria was elected Vice President of the Committee for a full term between 2010 and 2013. As a member of the EESC she participated in a number of policy positions (opinions) of the EESC, including maritime related policy.
Anna Maria is also a visiting lecturer of the University of Malta with the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Science; and she is also an accredited lecturer of the Henley school of business , University of Reading, on their MBA programme.
Prior to taking up a more European role Anna Maria for a number of years has run her own business; and also worked as a free lancer.
Anna Maria is an avid sailor, being both a commercially endorsed Skipper and a Cruising Instructor (RYA), and spends most of her free time at sea.