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New Carnival chief


CARNIVAL Australia last night announced the appointmen­t of Marguerite Fitzgerald to the dual roles of President of P&O Cruises Australia and Carnival Australia.

Incumbent Sture Myrmell will leave Australia this month to take up a new position as president of Carnival UK, overseeing the P&O Cruises UK brand as well as Cunard while a replacemen­t is sought for Simon Palethorpe.

Myrmell, who has led Carnival Australia for five years (TD 17 Dec 2015) will be based in Southampto­n, reporting to Carnival Corp Chief Operations Officer, Josh Weinstein.

Australian-born Fitzgerald has significan­t travel and tourism expertise, most recently serving in Miami as the lead for Boston Consulting Group’s global lodging and leisure practice.

Commencing her new role early in the new year, she will report to Jan Swartz, group president of Carnival’s Holland America Group.

More cruise news in today’s issue of Cruise Weekly.

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