Norwegian Cruise Line Appoints John McGirl to SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer

Norwegian Cruise Line appointed John McGirl to SVP and chief human resources officer. McGirl has responsibility for the shipboard and shoreside global human resources of Norwegian Cruise Line.

Most recently, McGirl was chief human resources officer for the Naples Community Healthcare System, a large, multi-facility healthcare organization on Florida’s gulf coast. Prior to joining NCH, McGirl was vice president of human resources at Royal Caribbean International and prior to that at Cunard/Seabourn. He has a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Sheffield Hallam University, UK and is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Business Administration at Sheffield Business School. 

McGirl’s experience included building customer/guest centric organizational cultures, aligning of human resource programs and practices with strategic business needs, designing and executing programs to support mergers, integrations and expansion, along with ensuring that team members are engaged, involved and excited. 

McGirl will be working with George Chesney, Norwegian’s current SVP, human resources. Chesney, who has been with Norwegian for more than 12 years, will retire in the coming months.

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