Vincent Gauci graduated in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Malta in 1967, and was awarded a Masters in Applied Hydrobiology from the University of London in 1969 with a mark of Distinction.

On returning to Malta, Mr. Gauci carried out duties as Water Microbiologist in connection with the World Health Organisation Project on Waste Disposal and Water Supply.  From 1983 to 1997, he managed the Sant Antnin liquid and solid waste treatment plants.  As Director of the Environment Protection Department (EPD), he drafted legislation, advised Government on environmental matters and formed part of official delegations in connection with Malta’s accession to the European Union.

Mr. Gauci also served as Assistant Director in the Environment Protection Directorate of MEPA.  In this position, he was responsible inter alia of environmental impact assessment, strategic environmental assessment and the regulation of waste management.  Mr. Gauci lectured on environmental subjects at the University of Malta, MCAST and in connection with an EU-funded project led by Wasteserv Malta Ltd.

Since his retirement from Public Service in 2008, Mr. Gauci has served on a Board set up to register environmental impact assessment practitioners.  Since 2011, Mr. Gauci is one of the executive members of the Malta Water Association and a freelance environmental consultant.