UK-based Ambassador Cruise Line has appointed Glynn Perkin as CTO.
Perkin is the latest person to join the company’s Executive Management Team, and as CTO will be responsible for the overall IT strategy and management of the technology infrastructure both shoreside and on board, as the brand continues to grow.
The CTO role also comes with a significant responsibility for making Ambassador’s customer journey digitally forward thinking in order to meet sustainability goals and reduce paper usage on board ship.
Perkin, who has more than 20 years’ experience setting up highly secure consumer IT infrastructures, moves to Ambassador following a 10-year stint at Net-A-Porter, and five-year tenure at an online estate agency.
He said: “It is an exciting time to be joining the Ambassador team, and I look forward to leading on ensuring the brand’s technology resources and processes are the most efficient and impactful they can be, helping drive business development and optimising sales.”
Interim CTO, Gary Hides, will be focusing towards his IT company Castus following a successful 18 month spell in helping to set up Ambassador.
Castus is an IT and design agency that continues to work closely with Ambassador.
“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Glynn Perkin to the Ambassador team. Glynn’s extensive consumer IT skillset and proven track record during his career will help drive continued success as Ambassador maintains its upward trajectory, with strong sales and positive feedback for cruises aboard our first ship, ’Ambience’, and our second ship, ’Ambition’, to launch in 2023,” said CEO, Christian Verhounig.