Carnival has announced that P&O Cruises’ Sture Myrmell has expanded his role to include regional responsibility for the organisation’s shared services group, which supports all the global brands.
Currently President of P&O Cruises Australia, Myrmell will broaden his role to become the regional President of Carnival Australia, which is the umbrella entity that supports the seven brands sailing in Australia and New Zealand.
Myrmell’s appointment was effective at the end of last month. He reports to Jan Swartz, Group President Princess Cruises and Carnival Australia.
Carnival Australia is overseen by the Carnival plc UK Management Committee.
The role became 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, the company said.
“In addition to his responsibilities as the head of P&O Cruises Australia, Sture will lead the local shared services team that provides regional support across a number of internal and external functions for the business,” Swartz said. “Sture has done an outstanding job as President of P&O Cruises Australia ensuring the brand reflects the energy of modern Australia, and this most recent appointment reinforces the strength of the local environment and Carnival Corporation and plc’s commitment to the region.”
Myrmell has been in global cruising with Carnival Corp for nearly 25 years, including the past 10 years at P&O Cruises Australia.
Prior to Carnival Australia, Myrmell spent almost 15 years with Princess Cruises in California and Cunard Line and Seabourn in Florida, covering positions in food & beverage, hotel operations, newbuild and product development. He first started his career at sea with Cunard.