Celebrity promotes Claire Stirrup in restructure

By Lisa James
01/02/2024
Home » Celebrity promotes Claire Stirrup in restructure

Celebrity Cruises has restructured its EMEA business under the leadership of Vice President and Managing Director Giles Hawke. 

As part of the new structure, Senior Director Sales UK & Ireland Claire Stirrup has taken on an extended remit as Senior Sales Director EMEA. Head of Direct Jody Wallace has been promoted to Commercial Marketing Director EMEA.

Claire said: “The new EMEA sales structure for Celebrity will transform how we conduct business in key international markets, driving efficiency and effectiveness to allow the total EMEA sales team to closely align on core business objectives across the entire region”.   

In addition, Associate Vice President Commercial EMEA Gerard Nolan will take on an expanded role including the commercial and revenue responsibility for Asia-Pacific region alongside his current EMEA responsibilities.

Giles said: “2024 is a pivotal year for the brand as we really look to accelerate growth in the premium cruise space. 

“The newly formed EMEA leadership team will enable us to have one clear global vision, that will deliver increased revenue and enable best practice in our sales, revenue and commercial areas internationally.          

“With the arrival of Celebrity Apex in Southampton in May and a further five ships in Europe for summer 2024, there is so much opportunity for us to grow our European business and we are now structured effectively to drive this.”

Pictured: left, Claire Stirrup; centre top, Jody Wallace; centre bottom, Gerard Nolan; right, Giles Hawke.

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