Carnival UK has promoted Paul Ludlow and Simon Palethorpe to the roles of president P&O Cruises and Cunard respectively as part of a restructure at the company.
The move will see vice president of marketing Christopher Edgington and Cunard vice president of UK sales and international development David Rousham leave the company.
Each brand president will continue to report to Carnival UK president Josh Weinstein, and will be responsible for overall brand leadership, the end-to-end guest experience and future strategies, Carnival UK said.
Alex Delamere-White will add marketing communications, CRM and digital to his P&O Cruises trade relations responsibilities, with an expanded team reporting into him.
Cunard’s current vice president of marketing, Angus Struthers, will take on an additional new UK sales role when come into effect from December 1, 2018.
Delamere-White and Struthers will each take the title vice president sales and marketing and will continue to report to Ludlow and Palethorpe respectively.
Josh Weinstein said: “These moves enable us to sharpen our focus, strive towards our long-terms goals and progress our talent within the business. This leadership team will underpin P&O Cruises’ position as Britain’s number one holiday choice and Cunard’s undisputed role as the benchmark for luxury travel as we work alongside our trade partners every step of the way.”
Paul Ludlow said: “Christopher has been instrumental in our brand marketing over a period which has seen record results for our business and created high visibility of cruising to a whole new audience. This sets us up very well for the next stage of our growth. I wish him every success in the next stage of his career.”
Simon Palethorpe said: “David has delivered strong growth for Cunard from our international regions and has forged new relationships around the globe. I wish him very well for the future.”
Weinstein added: “This is a world-class management team leading world-class holiday companies. Both brands are on the cusp of significant growth and with Paul at the helm of P&O Cruises and Simon leading Cunard, we have set ourselves up to rise to the occasion. They and their management teams have got the capabilities and talent to help us build a very bright future.”