Anthony Connelly officially became the president of New Vacation Operations and Disney Cruise Line on 1st October.
Connelly (pictured) took over for Karl Holz, who will retire early next year.
Based in Celebration, Florida, Connelly will oversee Disney Cruise Line, Vacation Club, Golden Oak, Adventures by Disney and Aulani.
He began his Disney career in 1989 and has a wide-ranging background in strategic planning, finance, creative development and operations, the company said.
“I am delighted to be a part of this team and to have the opportunity to lead this organisation at such an exciting and significant time in its history,” he said.
“We are embarking on an incredible new era of growth and innovation and, working together, our teams will continue to build on our legacy of excellence and create special, one-of-a-kind Disney moments for every person who vacations with us.”
Connelly will also lead the expansion of Disney’s cruise fleet, with the delivery of three new ships in 2021, 2022 and 2023.