Mr. Edward Buttigieg joined the Social Security Department in 1986 and currently holds the post of Director responsible for the operations of all the Contributory Pensions and short-term Benefits administered by the Department under the Social Security Act (Cap. 318). Mr. Buttigieg is a member of the Working Group on Ageing Issues of the Social Protection Committee, and a member of the Governmental Committee on the European Social Security Code and the Revised European Social Charter.