Carnival Corporation & plc Names Katie Lahey To Board Of Directors
Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) today announced that on January 14, 2019, Katie Lahey, executive chair, Australasia, for Korn Ferry, has been appointed to the company’s boards of directors, effective immediately.
The announcement was made following the meeting of the company’s boards of directors held yesterday in Miami, Florida.
In addition to her seven-year role with leadership and talent firm, Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY), Lahey is also chairman of the Tourism & Transport Forum Australia, and a non-executive director of Star Entertainment Group (ASX: SGR). She previously served as executive chair of Carnival Australia, a division of Carnival plc, from 2006 to 2013.
Katie’s board experience spans 25 years, with outstanding networks at the highest levels of government and business throughout Australia and New Zealand. She was named one of Australia’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business by The Australian magazine in 2015.
A seasoned executive with 30 years of experience in tourism, government, retail, talent sourcing, cultural transformation and the arts, Lahey will serve in a non-executive capacity on Carnival Corporation’s 12-member boards of directors. She will also serve on the Audit Committees.
“We are very pleased to welcome Katie who brings an extraordinary record of achievement and deep expertise in tourism, government, retail and entertainment to our boards of directors,” said Micky Arison, Carnival Corporation & plc chairman. “Katie previously held chief executive roles in the public and private sectors and is also a strong advocate for greater representation of women in executive roles. We are looking forward to working closely with her.”
As Executive Chairman, Australasia, for Korn Ferry, Lahey has P&L responsibility for Australia and New Zealand, which has grown under her leadership. She oversaw the integration of the Hay Consulting Group in Australasia, which was acquired by Korn Ferry in 2016. Previously she was CEO of the Business Council of Australia, State Chamber of Commerce, Sydney City Council and, Chairman and CEO of the Victorian Tourism Commission. Lahey earned a Master of Business Administration from Melbourne University Business School.
In addition, the boards announced that Jason Glenn Cahilly will step down from his position as a member of the Audit Committees to accept the appointment to the Health, Environmental, Safety & Security Committees of the boards effective April 1, 2019.
There is no other information required to be disclosed pursuant to LR9.6.13R in respect of Lahey.