Ms Sherry’s five years at Carnival Australia have been marked by consistent double digit annual growth of the cruise industry as Australians have embraced cruise holidays in record numbers.
Ms Sherry said Carnival Australia, which operates a combined fleet of P&O Cruises and Princess Cruises ships that will soon to be joined by Carnival Spirit, had made the ‘it can’t be done’ space its own.
“We have pulled together through tough times and through great times and we have got tonnes more to come,” Ms Sherry said.
“The opportunity to build a category is a great gift and building the cruise sector was a gift that was handed to us on a platter and, even better, it was something no one thought we could do.
“We have really done what you do in great businesses. We found the customers, we brought them the ships, we filled the ships and we have given our passengers great experiences and as a result 40 per cent sail with us again and again and again.”
Declaring that she was looking forward to the next five years at Carnival Australia, Ms Sherry thanked her staff for the surprise afternoon tea.
She also thanked the team for their efforts in building the Carnival Australia business and particularly thanked Senior Vice President Neil Linwood whose advice and support had been crucial in her early days as CEO.
“Thank you to all of you for the best five years I have had in my career so far,” Ms Sherry said. “I am looking forward to the next five years. Watch this space, the ride has only just begun.”
Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Australia Team Celebrate CEO Ann Sherry’s Five Years at the Helm
Source = Carnival Australia