Richard Twynam to leave Azamara

Richard Twynam Azamara

Richard Twynam, the managing director for Azamara in UK &I, Eurozone and EMEA, is to leave the cruise line.

Patrice Willoughby will join as managing director, international business development and lead Azamara’s UK, Ireland, EMEA, Latin America and Australia territories. He will be based at the line’s Miami headquarters.

Larry Pimentel, Azamara president and chief executive, said: “Richard has been a key leader for the business and brand, having led the UK and Ireland market to new heights.

“We want to thank him for his important contribution to the brand’s growth and awareness. He has been instrumental to our success in these key markets, and we want to thank him for his leadership and ongoing support.”

Twynam said: “I have huge admiration and respect for the Azamara business, brand and family. I feel proud and privileged to have been part of the journey, setting up the UK and Ireland team in 2014 and growing revenue by over 80 per cent.

“We won more than 35 awards during this time and this is testament to the people within the business and the support that our travel and trade partners gave us. This business and its people will always hold a special place in my heart and I feel confident of future success in handing over the baton to Patrice.”

Anthony Pearce

Anthony Pearce is the co-publisher of CRUISE ADVISER. He can be contacted on anthony@cruise-adviser.com 

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