Carnival plc, the UK domiciled and listed holding company in Carnival Corporation & plc group, has announced that P&O Cruises' Sture Myrmell would expand his role to include regional responsibility for the organisation's shared services group which supports all the global brands in this market.
Currently President of P&O Cruises Australia, Myrmell will broaden his remit to become the regional President of Carnival Australia, which is the umbrella entity that supports the seven brands sailing in Australia and New Zealand.
Myrmell's appointment is effective immediately. He will report to Jan Swartz, Group President Princess Cruises and Carnival Australia. Carnival Australia is overseen by the Carnival plc UK Management Committee.
Carnival Australia is the only cruise organisation to have ships based year round in Australia with P&O Cruises Australia, Princess Cruises and Carnival Cruise Line with an 85-year, 40-year and five-year history respectively in this market. Cunard, Holland America Line, Seabourn and P&O UK also have proud histories sailing in this region.
The role has been open after Ann Sherry, who celebrated 10 years at the helm of Carnival Australia earlier this year, decided to step back from day-to-day operations to take on the part-time Executive Chairman role. She will continue in this role advocating on major industry issues.
"In addition to his responsibilities as the head of P&O Cruises Australia, Sture will lead the local shared services team that provides regional support across a number of internal and external functions for the business," M Swartz said.