New faces for Silversea Cruises during growth phase

Ultra-luxury cruise operator Silversea Cruises has announced a number of new appointments during a time of significant growth for the company.

Steve Richards joins the team as sales director for Australia & New Zealand and will be responsible for the establishment of new and existing business in both markets.  His former roles include head of commercial at Best Western, and also Wendy Wu Tours where he held the position of the general manager.

Sandra Cahill has been appointed as Silversea’s newest business development manager where she will be responsible for the company’s Northern NSW territory. She joins Silversea following recent roles at Oman Tourism, Pandaw, Insight Vacations and APT. She takes over the role from Julie Golding who has been promoted to key accounts manager.

Annie Weinert has also joined the sales team as the second inside sales manager to provide even further support to the trade.

Also joining the Silversea team in the last month are Gemma Walker who has been appointed as commercial manager; Filomena Maio, who has been appointed as trade reservations team leader following Tim Pierce’s promotion to reservations manager; and Julian De Carlo who takes the role of sales and marketing coordinator.

The new appointments come as Silversea is currently going through a period of growth and transformation which involves the refurbishment of all of its ships and also the launch of another five ocean and expedition ships over the next few years.