Mizzi started his career working as
a Technician/Operator in the Computer Room based on a ship dedicated to Seismic
Surveys (Oil Exploration) in the Maltese territory between 1971 and 1972.
Later, he was engaged as a Radio
Officer on merchant ships where he continued until 1975 when pursued his techniques in the sector of Telecommunications up to 1992, holding the post of Senior Technician with Deutsche Welle
In 1983 he was nominated by the
Labour Government in the setting up and formation of RTV Ltd, where he later
served for a number of years as the Technical Director representing the
Joe Mizzi became active in the Malta Labour Party in 1975, when he
joined as a member in the Kalkara Youth section of the Malta Labour Party and
he was appointed Propaganda Secretary.
Mizzi started his parliamentary
career within the Malta Labour Party when he contested Malta’s general
elections for the first time in 1987 and was elected in the 2nd
He was subsequently elected
member of Parliament in the General Elections of 1992, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2008
and 2013, representing the Second Electoral District.
From 1989 until 2013 he served as
Secretary of the Labour Parliamentary Group and a Member of the Administration
of the Malta Labour Party.
In 1996, the Labour
Party won the general elections and Mizzi was appointed Minister at the Office
of the Prime Minister, with responsibilities for Police, Home Affairs, Telecommunications
and Oil Exploration, a position he held until the general elections of 1998.
Between 1998 and 2008 Mizzi was
assigned the role of Shadow Minister for Environmental Planning and Oil
Minister for Infrastructural Services and Oil Exploration, which
responsibilities also included Enemalta, Water Services Corporation,
Telecommunications, the Malta Maritime Authority and MaltaPost.
From 2009 to 2013 he was the main
spokesman for Transport, Resources and Oil Exploration, including the Malta
Maritime Authority and Malta International Airport.
In March 2013 the Labour Party
won the general elections and Mizzi was appointed as Minister for Transport and
Manufacturing and Servicing
Construction and Maintenance
Coordination of Major Government Projects
Coordination of Road Building, Maintenance and Landscaping