CLIA’s director general, Europe, Marie-Caroline Laurent, said of the decision, ‘Europe is a global leader with its sustainability ambitions and the future of cruising has sustainability at its core. Further strengthening our expertise and capability in Europe will enhance our ability to support our members as they navigate the pathways to achieve our vision of net zero carbon cruising by 2050.’
Gill previously worked for Viking as VP nautical operations and has had several roles within hotel operations, and learning and development. He also has cruise experience from roles at Seabourn and Cunard.
Before working in the cruise sector, he was senior consultant brand protection for Richey International with responsibility for Asia and the US.
In the past, he worked for leading hotel brands such as Marriott, InterContinental and Hilton.
‘I am delighted to be joining CLIA at such a critical time for the industry,’ Gill stated. ‘The cruise industry has shown its ability to lead environmental innovation within the maritime sector and I’m looking forward to working closely with our members and partners across Europe to help the industry to achieve its sustainability ambitions.’
Gill holds a doctorate in business from Nottingham Trent University, an MBA from Oxford Brookes University and is currently studying environmental policy-making and international negotiations.
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