Cunard appoints new head of marketing

Cunard, the cruise liner operator, has appointed Richard Curtis as head of marketing. He replaces Stuart Perl, who left the company to become managing director of Peter Deilmann Cruises.

Curtis, who has already taken over the role, joins the company from Small Luxury Hotels of the World, where he was vice president for marketing. He will oversee a six-strong team and will report to managing director Carole Marlow.

Curtis joined Small Luxury Hotels in 2004 and was responsible for develop its global marketing strategy, as well as its gift certificate and “Spa Break” programmes. Prior, to that he was director of relationship marketing at Hilton, where he oversaw the Hilton HHonors guest reward programme across Europe and Africa.

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