Carnival plc. has announced that Sture Myrmell, current President of P&O Cruises Australia, will expand his role to become the regional President of Carnival Australia, which is the umbrella entity that supports the company’s seven brands sailing in Australia and New Zealand.
Mr Myrmell’s appointment is effective immediately. He will report to Jan Swartz, Group President Princess Cruises and Carnival Australia.
The role has been open after Ann Sherry, who celebrated 10 years at the helm of Carnival Australia earlier this year, decided to step back from day-to-day operations to take on the part-time Executive Chairman role. She will continue in this role advocating on major industry issues.
Mr Myrmell has been in global cruising with Carnival Corporation and plc for nearly 25 years, including the past 10 years at P&O Cruises Australia where he has been key to the brand’s evolution to a contemporary product that reflects modern Australia.
Prior to Carnival Australia, Mr Myrmell spent almost 15 years with Princess Cruises in California and Cunard Line and Seabourn in Florida, covering positions in Food & Beverage, Hotel Operations, New-build and Product Development. Sture first started his career at sea with Cunard.
IMAGE: Sture Myrmell pictured with Ann Sherry December 2015 on his appointment as President of P&O