Giles Hawke, the former executive director of MSC Cruises, has been announced as the new CEO of Cosmos Tours.
Last week, it was revealed that Hawke would be leaving the Swiss-based cruise line after two years.
Hugh Morgan, executive chairman of Cosmos Tours said: “I am delighted that Giles is joining us to head up the team in Bromley as we look to significantly grow our market share in the touring and cruise business.”
He added: “Giles brings with him vital commercial cruise expertise and experience in the fastest growing sector of the travel industry and we all look forward to working with him.”
Before MSC Cruises, Hawke worked as sales and customer services director at Carnival UK.
He replaces Alan MacLean, who was managing director of Cosmos Tours until he stepped down in January.
Cosmos Tours’ holiday brands include Cosmos Tours & Cruises, Archers Holidays as well as luxury river cruise line, Avalon Waterways.
He will take up the new role as of May 1, 2016.