Cruise industry veteran Ben Angell, who is the vice president and
managing director of Norwegian Cruise Line Asia Pacific, has been
elected the new Australasia chair for Cruise Lines International
Angell takes over from outgoing chair Gavin Smith, the vice president
& managing director Australia for Royal Caribbean Cruises, who
concludes his two-year term.
“Ben Angell has been a key leader in our industry for many years and
has been highly successful in various executive roles not only within
cruising but across the wider tourism and leisure sectors,” said CLIA
Australasia managing director Joel Katz said.
“He will provide important stewardship for our industry as we work to
strengthen our recovery, rebuild confidence in cruising and confront
other challenges ahead.”
Katz also thanked Gavin Smith for his leadership and guidance through a challenging time for the cruise industry.
Following CLIA Australasia's recent AGM, Angell now leads an
executive committee that comprises Stuart Allison (senior VP - Asia
Pacific, UK & Europe, Princess Cruises), Sarina Bratton (Chairman
Asia Pacific, Ponant), Lynne Clarke (Chairman, MSC Cruises Australia),
Marguerite Fitzgerald (President, Carnival Australia and P&O
Cruises), Andrew Millmore (Executive Chairman, Travel the World Group,
representing Windstar and Virgin Voyages), Steve Odell (Senior VP &
MD Asia Pacific, Regent Seven Seas Cruises & Oceania Cruises), and
Gavin Smith (VP & MD Australia, Royal Caribbean Cruises).