Greek cruise operator Celestyal Cruises has announced the appointment of David Noyes as Non-Executive Chairman.
The appointment follows a major investment from leading global private investment firm Searchlight Capital Partners and is expected to further strengthen Celestyal Cruises’ evolution and growth strategy as the company aims to amplify its brand globally and build upon its success to-date to renew and expand its fleet.
Noyes will provide leadership to Celestyal Cruises’ board as well as guidance and support to its executive team, led by CEO Chris Theophilides.
“I am excited to join Celestyal Cruises and look forward to working closely with Chris and his team as we welcome back our guests this spring,” Noyes said.
Noyes brings to Celestyal over 35 years of travel industry experience to the role having worked extensively in aviation, travel management and cruise, most notably with Carnival UK where he held the positions of chief executive officer and executive vice president – operations for P&O Cruises and Cunard.
“This is an exciting time to be joining the Celestyal team, as we look to build upon the brand’s position as the leading cruise operator in the Eastern Mediterranean offering our uniquely authentic, award winning service and personalized experiences to our guests from around the world,” Noyes added.
He also brings to Celestyal wide-ranging board experience as he currently serves as non-executive chairman of Grays of Cambridge (International) and non-executive director at Network Rail and London Luton Airport Operations Ltd. He also sits on the corporate advisory board for Teenage Cancer Trust.