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Sture Myrmell new chairman of CLIA Australasia

Carnival Australia president Sture Myrmell takes the helm from Steve Odell
Carnival Australia president Sture Myrmell was elected chairman of CLIA Australasia at its annual general meeting in Sydney today, following the release of the Cruise Industry Ocean Source Market Report Australia 2017.

Myrmell replaces Steve Odell, svp & md Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, who has completed his two-year term. Odell was also chairman from 2005 to 2007. 

‘It has been a pleasure and a privilege to serve as the chair of CLIA Australasia during an exciting couple of years for the local cruise industry,’ Odell said. ‘I wish Sture every success as he takes the reins and continues CLIA Australasia’s great work in advocating on behalf of the industry and promoting awareness of cruising holidays in Australia and New Zealand.’

Myrmell, who has been in Australia for the past 11 years, became president of P&O Cruises Australia in 2016 and was made president of Carnival Australia late last year.

He joined CLIA Australasia & Asia md Joel Katz in thanking Odell for his efforts over the past two years.

‘Steve has been a great advocate for CLIA and the cruise industry during a time of rapid growth and we thank him for his tireless efforts during his tenure,’ Katz said.

‘We look forward to having Sture at the helm as we continue to lay the foundations for sustained growth in the future.’

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