Mr Kevin Mahoney was born in Sliema on 26th May 1962. He attended St Joseph's Secondary School in Paola and graduated with Honours in Public Administration from the University of Malta in 1985.
He joined the Public Service as an Administrative Officer in 1986 and was employed in the Electoral Office as an officer in charge of the Department and appointed Secretary of the Electoral Commission. In 1989 he was transferred for a short period to the Inland Revenue Department and later he was assigned duties at the Office of the Notary to Government as Head of Administration, Finance and Human Resources. He was appointed Assistant Registrar of the Courts in December 1994. In July 2001, he was appointed Director and Registrar of the Civil Courts and Tribunals. In 2007, he was appointed Director-General of the Courts of Justice as well as a national delegate of the eJustice working party of the Council of the European Union. He was reconfirmed as Director-General in 2010.
In 2013 he was appointed Permanent Secretary in the Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security and reconfirmed again in 2016 and 2019, twice for a period of three years. He was also appointed national expert of the High-Level Working Group (HLEG) on Interoperability and Information Systems set up by the European Commission.
In April 2022 Mr Mahoney was appointed Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister (Coordination and Implementation).
In January 2024, he was appointed Permanent Secretary within the Ministry for the National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government.
He is married and has two sons.