Sture Myrmell Appointed New President of P&O Australia


Sture Myrmell has been appointed as the new full-time president of P&O Australia, having previously served as the cruise line’s senior vice-president for a number of years. Filling the vacant position from 1 January 2016 onward, Myrmell is expected to bring a fresh impetus to P&O Australia — which has risen to become the biggest and most popular cruise line in Australia.

After overseeing P&O’s Commercial, Guest Experience and Product Development efforts for the past 8 years, Myrmell will take responsibility for the line’s daily operations from 2016 onward. Myrmell first started working on cruise ships over twenty years ago, and has since held a number of high ranking positions at Cunard and Princess Cruises.

Ann Sherry, CEO Carnival Australia, who has been overseeing P&O’s day-to-day operations in the absence of an official full-time president, said: “I am very proud to hand the day-to-day operations of P&O Cruises to Sture, who has been so integral to the evolution of the brand since joining in 2007. Sture’s appointment is a vote of confidence in P&O Cruises and a demonstration of its overwhelming success as Australia’s major cruise brand and the backbone of the industry in this region.

All of Carnival Corporation’s brands around the world have a standalone President, and Sture’s appointment is recognition of the value and power of P&O Cruises in Australia and New Zealand.

Importantly, it is also wonderful acknowledgement of Sture’s leadership in transforming P&O Cruises into a product that is like no other in the marketplace and one that truly reflects modern Australia. In many ways, Sture’s success is a turning point for the industry because it cements the success of a home-grown brand”

If you’re interested in keeping up to date with the latest news from P&O Australia, Carnival Cruise Line or any other major cruise line, be sure to check back with the Cruise1st team regularly for the latest updates as they develop.

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