Peter Little elected CLIA Australasia Chairman

Carnival SVP/Country Manager succeeds Ben Angell after serving his term

Peter Little, newly elected Chairman, CLIA Australasia

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today revealed the election of Peter Little, Carnival Senior Vice President and Country Manager as its new Chairman in Australasia.

Little takes over from Ben Angell, Norwegian Cruise Line APAC Vice President & Managing Director who concluded his two-year term as the head of CLIA’s Australasian board.

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Joel Katz, Managing Director of CLIA Australasia said Little would provide important stewardship at a time when the resurgent cruise industry was working hard to cement its long-term success.

“Peter is a respected industry leader who has been integral to the strength of the Australian cruise sector for many years,” Katz said.

“[Little] has shouldered responsibility for a very broad and complex range of maritime operations throughout his career and commands a great deal of admiration from across the cruise fraternity,” Katz said.

Little said he was proud to step into the role of CLIA Chairman in Australasia at a time of enormous energy within the cruise industry.

“It is an honour and a privilege to be appointed CLIA Australasia Chair.”

“The role of CLIA is crucial to steering the industry’s path to the future. CLIA’s leadership and advocacy functions across the sector are vital to securing the benefits cruise tourism delivers across the economies of Australasia.”

Katz also praised Angell for his dedication to CLIA over recent years and paid tribute to his work as Chairman during a period of positive renewal.

Ben Angell, former CLIA Australasia Chairman

“Ben Angell has brought his considerable energy and enthusiasm to CLIA at a time when our industry has shone like never before,” Katz remarked.

“He has not only presided over our organisation during cruising’s rapid revival in Australasia but has also taken a hands-on role in building the strength and membership of CLIA across this region,” Katz said of Angell.

“We are grateful for his guidance, and he will continue to play an important role in CLIA’s success into the future.”

As CLIA Chairman in Australasia, Little leads an Executive Committee that also comprises;

  • Stuart Allison (Senior Vice President – Asia Pacific, UK & Europe, Princess Cruises)
  • Ben Angell (Vice President & Managing Director, Norwegian Cruise Line APAC)
  • Lynne Clarke (Chairman, MSC Cruises Australia)
  • Deb Corbett (General Manager Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific, PONANT)
  • Andrew Millmore (Exec Chairman, Travel the World Group, representing Windstar and Virgin Voyages)
  • Gavin Smith (Vice President & Managing Director Australia, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd)
  • and Jason Worth (Vice President, International Sales, Oceania Cruises).
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