Mr Agius was appointed BOV's Chief Operations Officer, in May 2016. He is responsible for the Bank's Administration Function including Facilities, Security and Health & Safety, Procurement, the Architect's Unit, the Transaction Monitoring & Screening Function, Investment & Custody Operations, Centralised Operations including, Cash, Cheque, ATM and Safe Deposit Lockers Management, Core Banking System Development & Support, SWIFT & SEPA Payments Processing and Reconciliations, Customer On-Boarding including Account Opening and the Customer Lifecycle Management unit.
Mr Agius joined Bank of Valletta in 2015 as Change Management Executive with the specific target of setting up a Change Management Function aiming to implement the Core Banking System in 2019.
Mr Agius’s career in the financial services sector spans more than thirty-seven years during which he has held a number of senior executive positions within the Business, migrating Customers to digital channels and IT. He has vast experience in the Banking Operations, Financial Crime Compliance, and has led major transformation projects involving complex technology, automation and de-risking.
He has been a member of the Executive Committee since June 2016, member of the Change Management Committee, the Internal Control & Risk Management Committee, Product Governance and Pricing Committee, Change Management Committee and the Incident Management Team, since January 2020. Ernest sits on the Board of Churchwharf Properties Ltd.