Silversea has today revealed a series of key appointments within its Australia and New Zealand sales team, headlined by the appointment of Cassandra Kerr to the role of Director of Sales. Kerr joined Silversea in April as Strategic Business Development Director APAC.
She replaces Steve Richards who recently departed the luxury cruise line to join AmaWaterways river cruises as the inaugural Managing Director, Australia New Zealand.
In her new role, Kerr will lead the strategic direction of sales development and trade partnerships across Australia and New Zealand.
“I am excited to step into this new challenge and work closely with our incredible team. The opportunity to contribute to Silversea’s growth in this region is something I am eagerly looking forward to,” she said.
Joining her team is Anoushka Kudav, who recently stepped in as National Account Manager, Australia & New Zealand. Kudav brings a solid depth of sales and account management experience from various high-profile travel brands including Globus family of brands and Adventure World, and Nicole Buzelin, who has been internally promoted to Sales Manager for NSW/ACT after her successful tenure as Inside Sales Account Manager.
Barry Laasksonen continues his role as Sales Manager for VIC/TAS/SA, Sara Puglia as Sales Manager QLD/NT/WA, Mel Watson as Country Lead for New Zealand, and Jo Bingham as Inside Sales Account Manager.
Adam Radwanski, Managing Director of Asia Pacific expressed his enthusiasm for these changes saying: “We are thrilled to welcome Cassandra to her new role as Director of Sales for Australia and New Zealand.
“Her appointment and the addition of new members to our team signify our commitment to strengthening our presence in this growing market. I am confident that with this dynamic team, we are well-positioned to achieve great success and offer unmatched services to our trade partners and guests,” Radwanski added.