announced the appointment of Simon Palethorpe as SVP sales & marketing.
Palethorpe will join Southampton-based cruise line Cunard on April 11,
2016 following a highly successful career in the food, retail and travel
His long career began in consulting and then at PepsiCo, followed by senior
roles at Levi Strauss and buy.com, which was later acquired by
John Lewis. This acquisition formed the foundation for John Lewis’ current
online business where Palethorpe served as managing director. On leaving John
Lewis, He then joined the board and became group commercial director for Avis
Europe. After a stint in private equity at Terra Firma Capital Partners,
Palethorpe has spent the last four years managing a portfolio of online
businesses in the food, cosmetics and ticketing industries.
Carnival UK CEO David Noyes said: "This is a key year for Cunard with the
remastering of the company's flagship, Queen Mary 2. Simon's appointment will
reinforce our efforts to take the Cunard brand to new audiences around the
Simon Palethorpe said: "I am delighted to be joining the team at Cunard
and look forward to helping build on its exceptional work. The Cunard brand has
been synonymous with the height of cruise luxury for nearly two centuries and
is still as relevant for customers today as it always has been."
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