Paul Ludlow promoted to Carnival UK president

Paul Ludlow promoted to Carnival UK president

Executive will continue role as president of P&O

Paul Ludlow, president of P&O Cruises, is to take on the additional role of president of Carnival UK, effective as of June 1.

Ludlow will assume all commercial and operational responsibility for P&O Cruises and Cunard globally.

Kate McCallister, the incoming Cunard president, will report into Ludlow when she joins the company in August.

As part of this leadership change, Sture Myrmell will be leaving the business.

Josh Weinstein, Carnival Corporation plc president, CEO and chief climate officer said: “Paul is a 21-year veteran of the company with far-reaching experience across every commercial department and multiple brands in our portfolio of world-class cruise lines. That deep expertise, coupled with Paul’s proven leadership and track record of outstanding results, make him the clear choice to support our entire UK organisation and to drive our return to strong profitability.”

Weinstein added: “I would also like to thank Sture for 30 years of dedicated service. From his start in our company as an officer aboard Cunard, to becoming President, P&O Cruises – Australia, to coming full circle and ultimately leading Carnival UK including the venerable Cunard brand, Sture’s dedication and contributions to our company have been significant. We wish him well.”

Carnival UK & P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow said: “There has never been a more auspicious time for our two brands. P&O Cruises continues to deliver outstanding success and is clearly at the forefront of contemporary, mainstream holidays.

“Aligned with global talent including Gary Barlow and Nicole Scherzinger, as well as credible, authentic partnerships such as the recent BAFTA Television Awards sponsorship, the future of the brand could not be brighter.

“Next year will be a momentous one for Cunard with the arrival of our new ship and our fourth Queen, Queen Anne, which will once again shine the spotlight on this exceptional brand with its rich legacy. I am confident that the arrival of Katie McAlister to lead the Cunard team will build on the demand for Cunard voyages in the UK and across the world.”

Ludlow’s role is effective from June 1, 2023.

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