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Carnival UK announces new board appointments
« on: September 06, 2009, 11:19:38 AM »
Carnival UK announces new board appointments


20 Jul 09 - Carnival UK has announced today a series of new Board appointments in response to the continuing growth of the P&O Cruises and Cunard brands.

Nigel Esdale, previously Managing Director of P&O Cruises, takes up the new position of Commercial Director Carnival UK, responsible for the commercial management of P&O Cruises, Cunard, Ocean Village and Princess Cruises UK. Nigel’s role will include yield management and planning, and additionally Giles Hawke, Sales & Customer Services Director, will report to him.

Carol Marlow, previously President and Managing Director of Cunard, becomes Managing Director P&O Cruises, responsible for the leadership and development of the P&O Cruises brand on board and ashore, and will be supported by the commercial and product groups within Carnival UK, and by Carnival Australia and general sales agents elsewhere.

Peter Shanks, previously Chief Commercial Officer of Carnival UK, becomes President and Managing Director Cunard as well as retaining his role as UK Director, Princess Cruises. Peter will be responsible for the leadership and brand development of Cunard on board and ashore, including the Cunard representative offices in Hamburg, Los Angeles and Sydney. He will be supported by the commercial and product groups within Carnival UK.

Nick Lighton, in addition to continuing as Managing Director Ocean Village, takes up the new position of Fleet Product & Services Director Carnival UK responsible for the Carnival UK Product Services group and the Product groups of P&O Cruises, Cunard and Ocean Village. Neal Martin, Product Services Director, will report to Nick who will also retain responsibility for the Air Department of Carnival UK.

Nigel, Carol, Peter and Nick report to David Dingle, Chief Executive Officer Carnival UK, and take up their new positions with immediate effect.

John Marden, previously Fleet Services Director, takes up the new position of Director of Corporate & International Affairs, with a wide-ranging set of responsibilities including port and infrastructure development, shore programmes, fleet management development in Carnival Australia, risk management, medical and public health management and industry representation.

David Strawford, previously Head of Technical Services, joins the Board as Marine & Technical Director responsible for all marine, technical, programming, security, environmental and safety matters.

John and David will take up their new positions on 3 August, each reporting to David Dingle.

Commenting on these new appointments, David Dingle said “Carnival UK is privileged to have a group of highly talented senior managers who are the most experienced in the British cruise industry and are able easily to adapt to new roles and challenges as our Company continues to grow. I greatly enjoy working with all of them and know that they will join me in driving forward our great brands in customer service, efficiency, effectiveness and profitability. It is a particular pleasure to welcome David Strawford to the Board, and a reward for his energy and commitment over the last 15 years.”

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Carnival UK announces new board appointments
« on: September 06, 2009, 11:19:38 AM »