Carnival appoints an Admiral

//Carnival appoints an Admiral

Carnival Corporation, the biggest cruise company in the world, already owns two quintessentially British brands in Cunard and P&O. Now the company has appointed an admiral of the Queen’s navy to its board of directors.
Sir Jonathan Band was First Sea Lord until his retirement last year. Now he is a non-executive director of Carnival – whose headquarters are in Miami, Florida – and will sit on the company’s health, environmental, safety and security committees.
Knighted in 2002, Sir Jonathan, 60, lives in Southsea, Hampshire. He joined the Royal Navy as a cadet in 1957, and was Flag Lieutenant to the Commander-in-Chief Fleet during the Falklands war.
As a captain, he commanded Type 23 frigates and the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious., and during his time at the Admiralty he frequently clashed with the government over the Navy’s operating budget and sailors’ pay – experience which should stand him in good stead when negotiating with his new billionaire boss, Carnival CEO Micky Arison.

By | 2010-04-14T19:52:20+00:00 14 April 2010|Cruise News|0 Comments

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