Vandekreeke, who announced her departure as VP and GM Australia for Carnival Cruise Line in June, will report to NRMA Expeditions CEO Rachel Wiseman.
Earlier this year the NRMA acquired a portfolio of hotels and a local cruise company from its Tasmanian counterpart, the Royal Automobile Club of Tasmania, as part of its plans to become Australia’s biggest tourism company.
It included the renowned Freycinet Lodge, Cradle Mountain Hotel and Gordon River Cruises.
NRMA Expeditions will also oversee NRMA’s stake in Cairns-based Coral Expeditions, reported here in February.
Vandekreeke said the job presents a new and exciting challenge.
‘I look forward to helping grow the business,’ she said.