Princess Cruises appoints first head for Asia

Stuart Allison’s scope of responsibilities expanded from Australia and New Zealand to APAC

Carnival Corporation has announced leadership changes within Princess Cruises related to certain business units and its operations in Asia, including the promotion of Stuart Allison from vice president for Australia and New Zealand to senior vice president, Asia-Pacific planning and operations.

Continuing to be based in Sydney, he will be directly responsible for Carnival’s China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore business, while retaining revenue and operations oversight for the Australia and New Zealand business.

Stuart Allison’s scope of responsibilities expanded from Australia and New Zealand to APAC

He will report to Deanna Austin, newly appointed chief commercial officer for the Princess Cruises brand, who currently leads global deployment and revenue management.

In addition to her current work, Austin has assumed overall responsibility for the commercial management for the Princess Cruises brand in 12 offices in the UK, Australia, China, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore, as well as international sales through Princess Cruises GSAs.

Austin will continue to report to Jan Swartz, group president, Princess Cruises and Carnival Australia.

As well, former executive vice president, international operations for Princess Cruises, Anthony Kaufman, has been appointed executive vice president, professional services and CFO, for four business units of Carnival Corporation – Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn and Carnival Australia.

Reporting to Stein Kruse, CEO of the four business units, Kaufman will oversee financial planning and reporting, financial analysis, accounting, tax and the financial strategy for this group.

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