July 22, 2009
We Are Cunard
Posted in: Company News
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As usual I like to keep readers fully informed with all breaking news from Cunard. An announcement was made yesterday regarding Cunard’s President and Managing Director. The best way to explain the change which takes place today is for me to enclose a message from Carol Marlow herself:
After 5 wonderful years with Cunard, I will be moving on, to take up the role of Managing Director, P&O Cruises, Cunard’s sister brand in the UK. This is certainly an exciting opportunity for me, but, of course, I will miss Cunard. My successor at Cunard will be Peter Shanks, who is no stranger to Cunard, having worked closely with us for the past 7 years, as European Managing Director for Cunard, and then overseeing Cunard globally for Carnival, our parent company.
In the meantime, I would like to thank you for your ongoing support of Cunard, and wish you continued wonderful voyages on “The Most Famous Ocean Liners in the World”. It has been my pleasure to serve you at Cunard, and take my place in the rich history of this wonderful line.
With kind regards
PRESIDENT AND MANAGING DIRECTOR
Although we’ll miss her, I’m sure you’ll all want to join me in wishing Carol all the best in her new role with our sister company.
Meanwhile our congratulations go to Peter Shanks and we look forward to working with him.
I have known Peter for some time in his previous capacity, and you’ll be delighted to hear that he also shares our passion for Cunard. As soon as he’s had some time to settle in I’ll ask him for an interview, as I’m sure you’ll want to get to know him as well.
I’ll be back tomorrow as usual with some answers to your questions and a special guest Blog. Cheers Alastair