Nigel Lingard, the Marketing Director for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, has announced he will retire on 30th November 2011, after 23 years working for the cruise line.
"After much deliberation, I have decided to stand down as marketing director of Fred Olsen Cruise Lines to spend more time travelling with my family at my own leisure," he said. "I have thoroughly enjoyed all the challenges and opportunities that I have faced in my time with the company and I am leaving it in an extremely strong position for future growth and continued success."
Lingard joined Fred. Olsen, the Norwegian owned and British-style cruise line, back in 1988 having previously worked for Swedish ferry operator Tor Line in Felixstowe, Salen Lindblad Cruising and Scandinavia Seaways. Lingard, a Director and former Chairman of the Passenger Shipping Association, also serves on the ABTA's Membership Committee.
The cruise line’s managing director Mike Rodwell said: "We wish Nigel every success with his future plans, and thank him for the tremendous contribution he has made to Fred. Olsen... During his 23-year career with the company, he has seen us grow from a single-ship operation to being one of the most well-established cruise lines in the world, and he leaves behind an important legacy upon which we can grow in the coming years."
Written by Charlie Hamilton-Beaufort