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Medical Director & Port Health Officer

Dr Karl Alvarez

MMS Medical Director and Port Health Officer, Dr Alvarez first qualified as a physiotherapist at The University of Nottingham in 2005, after which he established his own physiotherapy clinic and developed his practice by working with elite athletes. He then went on to study Medicine at the University of Southampton and followed this with postgraduate training. He is a Member of both the Royal College of Surgeons and the Royal College of General Practitioners and has a Diploma in Clinical Dermatology with Distinction from Queen Mary University in London. Dr Alvarez returned home to Gibraltar in 2019, where he enjoys working with and caring for members of his community.

As well as providing medical direction, Dr Alvarez is also an accredited OGUK and RCUK Medical Examiner and provides clinical care both on board vessels and ashore at our clinic in Irish Town.

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Managing Director

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General Manager

Kim Chang

Kim has senior management experience of working in the public and private sectors, with specialist knowledge in business development, commercial management, project management and partnership building in Gibraltar, UK and Australia.

He has worked within a diverse range of international sporting events and organisations including the 2000 Olympic Games, 2000 Paralympic Games, 2001 Goodwill Games, 2001 British & Irish Lions Tour, 2003 Rugby World Cup, Rugby Australia, New South Wales Rugby, Queensland Rugby, Gibraltar Rugby and most recently at the Gibraltar 2019 Island Games as Games Director.

Kim has also led projects for the UK Department of Business Innovation and Skills (London 2012 Olympics) and the University of the West of England (Faculty of Business & Law, Research Business & Innovation Dept).

He has a Bachelor’s degree in Sport Management & Tourism and a Master’s degree in Management.