Peter Little elected Chairman of CLIA in Australasia

Peter Little elected Chairman of CLIA in Australasia (Image at - June 2024)Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced the election of Carnival Senior Vice President and Country Manager Peter Little as its new Chairman in Australasia.

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

CLIA Australasia Managing Director Joel Katz said Mr 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,” Mr Katz said. “He 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.”

Mr 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,” Mr Little said. “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.”

Mr Katz thanked Mr 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 has brought his considerable energy and enthusiasm to CLIA at a time when our industry has shone like never before,” Mr Katz said. “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. 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, Mr 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 (Chief Executive Officer Asia Pacific, PONANT), Andrew Millmore (Executive 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).

(Peter Little elected Chairman of CLIA in Australasia – CLIA Australasia)