Ambassador Cruise Line Appoints New Chief Technology Officer. Ambassador Cruise Line, the first cruise line to launch in the UK for a decade, has appointed Glynn Perkin as Chief Technology Officer
Glynn is the latest member to join the company’s Executive Management Team, and as CTO will be responsible for the overall IT strategy and management of the technology infrastructure both shoreside and on board, as the brand continues to grow.
“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Glynn Perkin to the Ambassador team. Glynn’s extensive consumer IT skillset and proven track record during his career will help drive continued success as Ambassador maintains its upward trajectory, with strong sales and positive feedback for cruises aboard our first ship, Ambience, and our second ship, Ambition, to launch in 2023”, said Christian Verhounig, CEO
The Chief Technology Officer role also comes with a significant responsibility for making Ambassador’s customer journey digitally forward thinking in order to meet sustainability goals and reduce paper usage on board.
Glynn, who has more than 20 years’ experience setting up highly secure consumer IT infrastructures, moves to Ambassador following a 10-year tenure at Net-A-Porter, and 5-year tenure at online estate agency Strike. During Glynn’s distinguished career, he helped to grow Net-A-Porter’s business from £50m to over £1bn in annual revenue, and helped Strike grow to become the second largest single branded estate agency in the UK.
He is highly experienced in developing infrastructure across multiple countries and currencies across consumer goods and related high-growth environments.
Glynn Perkin, new CTO at Ambassador says: “It is an exciting time to be joining the Ambassador team, and I look forward to leading on ensuring the brand’s technology resources and processes are the most efficient and impactful they can be, helping drive business development and optimising sales.”
Interim CTO, Gary Hides, will be shifting focus towards his IT company Castus following a successful 18 months helping set up Ambassador. Castus is a leading IT and design agency that continues to work closely with Ambassador.