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Kevin O'Sullivan has been appointed eo of Cruise New Zealand

CNZ’s Kevin O’Sullivan announces more conference speakers and his new job

Cruise New Zealand chairman Kevin O’Sullivan has announced that Anita Hodson, director of nautical and port operations for Crystal Cruises, will be a speaker at CNZ 2016 at Te Wharewaka o Poneke conference centre on Wellington’s waterfront from August 25-26.

Hodson, who has worked as a navigator at sea for 22 years, is responsible for developing worldwide itineraries as a key member of Crystal’s itinerary planning committee.

Before joining Crystal, she was first officer navigation on Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas and received her Diploma of Nautical Science from the Australian Maritime College.

Carnival Australia’s director destination management, Michael Mihajlov, will also join Azamara Club Cruises’ president and ceo Larry Pimentel in the lineup of speakers at CNZ’s fourth annual conference.

Raewyn Tan, Cruise New Zealand’s former gm who now works as a consultant on major projects, will present CNZ’s 2015/16 economic impact report.

O’Sullivan, regional harbourmaster and maritime manager for Environment Southland who was re-elected chairman at the 2015 conference in Auckland, will stand down on August 25.

He has been appointed executive officer of Cruise New Zealand on a part-time basis from September.

In January 2017 he will take up the job full time and will be based in Auckland.

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