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2021 Future Makers

Chris Buttigieg

Chris is interested in international affairs, economics, and investment. He read law at Oxford University and is currently a solicitor at Hassans specialising in tax, trusts and private client services.  Chris also gained some professional experience in the field of international trade during a stint at the Embassy of Mexico in Washington, D.C. under the auspices of the Government-sponsored Washington Centre programme. Chris is keen to see Gibraltar develop as a modern European microstate and believes that sustainability should be at the core of Gibraltar’s future economic growth plan.

Nicholas Calamaro

Nick is a project manager who has delivered complex projects across a wide range of industries. He is always keen to leverage new technologies to keep teams on the cutting edge. As an advocate for diversity and inclusion Nick works to make sure that everyone can succeed regardless of background. He is also a trustee for Understanding Gibraltar, a local think tank which conducts research on culture, justice, and social affairs in Gibraltar. Nick is excited to learn more about sustainable development and hopes to work on improving job opportunities around sustainable technologies in the Campo de Gibraltar area.

Augustus Callaghan

Augustus Callaghan graduated from the University of Oxford Brookes in 2020 with a 1st Class Honors in Real Estate. Working around his degree, he has gained valuable experience in the real estate industry, focusing on the investment and finance sector via internships in London. He has been involved in sustainability initiatives in the built environment and looks to add value where he can on these matters. Following on from his degree, he is currently looking to complete his assessment of professional competence in Gibraltar and become a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Louise Gordon

Louise is an experienced secondary school teacher at Bayside comprehensive. After graduating from the University of Leeds with a Joint Honors degree in Mathematics and Physics, she went on to complete a PGCE in Physics at King’s College London, where she was awarded the prestigious Blackwell prize. Throughout her time as a teacher, she has been involved in many initiatives such as Young Enterprise and Cyber Centurion. She is very passionate and committed to working towards the shared vision of a sustainable Gibraltar.

Carmel Khalilian

Over the last 11 years, in Gibraltar and internationally, Carmel has worked on many facets of sustainable development, planning and urban regeneration, working at the interface between research, design, new technologies, policy and practice. She has worked on both small scale individual and community-led projects as well as major regeneration schemes. As an independent consultant, her particular focus is on delivering environmental wellbeing, leading projects which help create lasting, equitable and healthy places to live. Purpose and values-driven, Carmel is passionate about working with clients and collaborators who are authentically committed to the future of sustainable regeneration of society and the environment.

Justin Montovio

Justin is a University of Bath scientific research graduate. He is currently employed by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission in the field of financial crime prevention, working with both private and public sector bodies to improve the effectiveness of Gibraltar’s controls. His academic and professional backgrounds in science and finance are coupled with an acute interest in sustainability. Justin is also an advocate and member of the LGBTQ+ community, and strives to ensure that the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ individuals are accounted for when addressing the social inequalities underpinning today’s environmental and economic climate.

Craig Pratts

Craig Pratts holds a BSc in Geography and a MSc in Environmental Management with Energy from Kingston University. His areas of expertise include electric vehicles and renewable energy and hopes to spearhead a team working towards building a more sustainable Gibraltar. Craig enjoys playing futsal as well as fishing in his spare time.

Tania Rahmany

Tania moved to Gibraltar in 2015, having previously lived, studied and worked in the UK and Spain. As an Associate lawyer at Hassans, Tania enjoys a varied legal practice from working on international corporate and commercial transactions, to advising on shipping laws. A strong believer in the ability of law to incite change and shape societies, Tania also regularly assists with drafting local legislation, mostly relating to the environment and animal welfare. Outside work, Tania enjoys spending time with animals, the performing arts, cooking (and eating!).


Jamie Rocca

Jamie is a Secondary School Teacher of Sociology and Technology at Westside School Gibraltar. He gained qualified teacher status from the University of Cambridge in 2017, and holds a Master of Philosophy in Education, Globalisation and International Development from the Cambridge Faculty of Education. His areas of expertise include educational economics, higher education policy and labour market outcomes. The research which Jamie undertook as part of his M.Phil. studies focused on the social and economic impacts of the Gibraltar Higher Education Scholarship Award.

Luke Stagnetto

During the second year of Luke’s Politics and International Relations undergraduate degree, he stood for election at the European Parliamentary Elections 2019. Luke was the only Gibraltarian and the youngest candidate across the 28 member state election. Since graduating from the University of Bristol, Luke has been invited to speak at the GibTalks Series 2020, using the platform to raise awareness of local social issues. He currently works part-time as a strategic consultant, assisting local firms navigate the recent changes to Gibraltar’s economic and political framework. Luke aspires to study the PGDL, with the view to pursuing a career in the Law.

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