Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced that Neil Linwood has been named managing director of CLIA Australasia. Linwood was promoted to this new role as the Australasia cruise industry continues to grow and the organization’s membership needs expand, CLIA said.
In his new role, Linwood will oversee strategic direction and government relations for the organization, as cruise lines continue to bolster their presence in the region and the number of Australian cruisers surges. Linwood will focus his efforts on regulation and infrastructure.
Linwood has held the position of executive director for CLIA Australasia since 2014. Prior to CLIA, he served as senior vice president, strategic development at Carnival Australia.
In addition, Brett Jardine has assumed the role of commercial director and will focus on CLIA Australasia’s role in training and liaising with travel agents. Jardine will oversee CLIA’s burgeoning membership ranks in Australia and New Zealand.