Dame Jane Chircop
She is the founder of Sapphire Real Estate Group in Malta, elected as Councillor in the Local Government and the first woman independent candidate for Prime Minister in the 2022 elections, she is negotiator and dialogue builder in both private enterprise and public leadership. Jane believes negotiations and diplomacy go hand in hand for building win-win strategies and solutions for all. She studied diplomacy with Partit Laburista, one of the major political parties in Malta and trained in UK Brighton for the last week of elections in 2008 where she campaigned for a candidate.
She was elected as Local Council Member under the ticket of Partit Labusita in her locality of St. Paul’s Bay for 2012 – 2015. Her duties included social policy, foreign affairs, education, sanitisation and health. Being in the real estate business for 28 years, negotiations come naturally to her. Lately, she was entrusted by the Maltese Government to have negotiations and agreements with the Government of Oman and the Middle East. As a businesswoman since 1995, she has carved a niche for itself as a credible and reliable company with innovative ideas in the Maltese and Gozitan real estate markets.
A woman of quiet determination who overcomes challenges with grit and resilience, she inspires trust in her clients and community. With a team of experienced consultants, her business involves selling, renting, relocating and restoring the beautiful traditional old houses in its towns, villages and alleys that are rich in architectural heritage that she is passionately involved in preserving. A healer in heart and nurse by training, Jane is ever attentive to serving those in need and pain, and encourages every woman to rise forth with confidence and courage to express her vision of a better world for all.