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Weinstein moves up to COO at Carnival Corp., Palethorpe to lead Carnival UK

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Josh Weinstein, left, will report to Carnival Corp. CEO Arnold Donald, and Simon Palethorpe, right, to Weinstein
Carnival Corp. & plc promoted Josh Weinstein to chief operations officer and made Simon Palethorpe president, Carnival UK.

Oversees maritime, global ports/destinations, sourcing, IT, audit

Reporting to corporate President and CEO Arnold Donald, Weinstein will oversee major operational functions, including global maritime, global ports and destinations, global sourcing, global IT and global auditing.

He also will retain oversight of Carnival UK, the operating company for P&O Cruises and Cunard, which he managed directly for the past three years.

Palethorpe reports to Weinstein

Palethorpe, currently Cunard president, will assume added responsibilities as Carnival UK president, and will report directly to Weinstein.

'Josh is a highly talented executive with extensive industry experience and institutional knowledge who will add important strength to our senior leadership team,' Donald said. 'We are leveraging our pause in cruising to make a number of strategic changes within our business, including this important role, which is designed to strengthen our global operations and position the company and our brands for the future.'

Weinstein's tenure with Carnival Corp. has included 10 years as treasurer and five years as an attorney in the corporate legal department.

'I certainly realize that many opportunities and challenges lie ahead as we look to restart our cruise operations around the globe,' Weinstein said. 'As we navigate this unprecedented time, we are fortunate to have world-class brands and extraordinary team members across the global organization with a proven track record of success to build on as we look toward returning to what we do best, which is providing our guests with the world’s best vacation experience.'

Palethorpe's track record

'Simon has built a highly successful track record of producing results in leading Cunard, one of the most iconic brands in not just cruising but the maritime industry,' Weinstein continued. 'I look forward to Simon expanding his role and impact in leading all of Carnival UK and supporting both P&O Cruises, the quintessential British brand, and Cunard, whose luxury ships set the standard for sophisticated travel.'

Palethorpe, who joined Cunard in 2016, has overseen several high-profile launches and campaigns, including Cunard's investment in Queen Mary 2's remastering.

Before joining Cunard, he held senior roles at Terra Firma Capital Partners, PepsiCo, Avis Europe Plc and John Lewis. He also managed a portfolio of online businesses in the specialty food, chocolate, cosmetics and ticketing industries.