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Ben Angell Elected Chairman of CLIA Australasia


ruise Lines International been highly successful in various Association (CLIA) executive roles not only within Australasia has cruising but across the wider announced the election of tourism and leisure sectors,” Ben Angell as its new regionsaid Katz. “He will provide al Chairman following the important stewardship for association’s annual general our industry as we work meeting in Sydney in May. to strengthen our recovery, Angell is Vice President rebuild confidence in cruising & Managing Director of and confront other challenges New CLIA Australasia Norwegian Cruise Line APAC ahead of us.” Chairman Ben Angell and takes over from outgoing Angell said he was honored Chairman Gavin Smith, the Vice President to step into the role of CLIA Chairman & Managing Director Australia for Royal for Australasia at a critical time for the Caribbean Cruises Ltd, who concludes his cruise industry: “Cruising injects signifitwo-year term. cant investment into our local economies CLIA Australasia Managing Director while supporting communities and jobs, Joel Katz said Mr. Angell was an accomand I look forward to working closely with plished industry leader who would offer CLIA and our partners in the industry as invaluable experience at a time when the we drive towards a future that’s brighter cruise sector was working to establish a than ever.” new course for its future. Mr. Katz thanked Mr. Smith for “Ben Angell has been a key leader his dedication to CLIA over recent in our industry for many years and has years and paid tribute to his work as

Chairman through unprecedented times: “Gavin Smith is an authoritative and long-standing leader in our industry, and his Chairmanship has spanned the most difficult period of our history. He has been an invaluable part of our industry’s response to the pandemic and has helped steer our sector through a difficult environment into revival. We are grateful for his leadership, and he will continue to be an important contributor to CLIA into the future.” As CLIA Australasia Chairman, Angell leads an Executive Committee that also comprises Stuart Allison (Senior Vice President - 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 Vice President & Managing Director Asia Pacific, Regent Seven Seas Cruises & Oceania Cruises) and Gavin Smith (Vice President & Managing Director Australia, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd). S econ d Q ua r ter 202 2 | Travel & Cr uise 39