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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Micky Arison

70 2013 Chairman of the Board

Arnold Donald

65 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

David Bernstein

62 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer

Gustavo Antorcha

45 President of Holland America Line

David Dingle

2014 Chairman - Carnival UK

Christine Duffy

President of Carnival Cruise Line

Felix Eichhorn

2015 President of AIDA Cruises

Stein Kruse

61 2013 Group Chief Executive Officer of Holland America Group and Carnival UK

Josh Leibowitz

2020 President of Seabourn

Paul Ludlow

2018 President, P&O Cruises

Sture Myrmell

President of P&O Cruises Australia and President of Carnival Australia

Simon Palethorpe

2020 President of Carnival UK

Ann Sherry

65 Executive Chairman of Carnival Australia

Jan Swartz

50 Group President of Princess Cruises and Carnival Australia

Michael Thamm

56 2015 Group Chief Executive Officer of Costa Group and Carnival Asia

Mario Zanetti

2017 President of Costa Group Asia

Josh Weinstein

2020 Chief Operating Officer

Jerry Montgomery

2011 Chief Human Resource Officer

Greg Sullivan

2018 Chief Information Officer

Peter Anderson

2019 Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer

Arnaldo Perez

59 2002 General Counsel, Secretary

William Burke

2013 Chief Maritime Officer

Roger Frizzell

2013 Chief Communications Officer

Jeffrey Gearhart

55 2020 Director

Jonathon Band

70 2010 Independent Director

Jason Cahilly

49 2017 Independent Director

Helen Deeble

58 2016 Independent Director

Richard Glasier

74 2004 Independent Director

Katie Lahey

69 2019 Independent Director

John Parker

77 2003 Independent Director

Stuart Subotnick

78 1987 Independent Director

Laura Weil

63 2007 Independent Director

Randall Weisenburger

61 2009 Independent Director

Beth Roberts

2017 Senior Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Micky Arison

Mr. Micky Meir Arison serves as Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has been Chair of the Board of Directors of Carnival Corporation since 1990. He has been Chair of the Board of Directors of Carnival plc since 2003. He was Chief Executive Officer of Carnival Corporation (formerly known as Carnival Cruise Lines) from 1979 to 2013 and was Chief Executive Officer of Carnival plc from 2003 to 2013.

Arnold Donald

Mr. Arnold W. Donald serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of The Executive Leadership Council, a professional network of African-American executives of major U.S. companies, from 2010 to 2012. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International from 2006 to 2008. From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Donald was the Chair of the Board of Merisant Company, a manufacturer and marketer of tabletop sweetener products, including the Equal® and Canderel® brands. From 2000 to 2003, he was also the Chief Executive Officer of Merisant Company. From 1998 to 2000, he was Senior Vice-President of Monsanto Company, a company which develops agricultural products and consumer goods, and President of its nutrition and consumer sector. Prior to that he was President of Monsanto Company’s agricultural sector. He previously served as a Director of Oil-Dri Corporation of America from 1997 to 2013, The Laclede Group, Inc. from 2003 to 2014 and Crown Holdings, Inc. from 1999 to April 2019.

David Bernstein

Mr. David Bernstein serves as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. He has also been chief accounting officer since April 2016. In this capacity, Bernstein oversees all accounting, planning, treasury, insurance, tax and investor relations functions, as well as global casino operations. Bernstein joined the Corporate organization as vice president and treasurer in July 2003 after serving as chief financial officer of the company's Cunard and Seabourn operating unit for five years. Prior to joining Carnival Corporation & plc, he spent seven years at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. where he held various financial posts, including assistant treasurer, assistant controller and director of corporate planning. Bernstein received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1983.

Gustavo Antorcha

Mr. Gustavo Antorcha serves as President of Holland America Line., a subsidiary of the Company. He leading the award-winning, premium cruise line known for immersive, authentic shipboard and shoreside experiences. Antorcha oversees Holland America Line’s sales and marketing, revenue management, deployment and itinerary planning, public relations, guest services operations and strategic planning. Prior to joining Holland America Line, Antorcha was chief operating officer at Carnival Cruise Line, where he worked for nine years. During that time, he also held positions as executive vice president, guest services, responsible for onboard operations; and senior vice president, guest commerce. Antorcha first came to Carnival in 2010 from Boston Consulting Group, a global strategy and management consulting firm, where he was a partner and managing director focused on clients in the travel and leisure industries. He graduated magna cum laude with distinction from Duke University and holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

David Dingle

Mr. David K. Dingle serves as Chairman - Carnival UK of the Company. He was appointed Chairman of Carnival UK in October 2014. In this capacity, he has full operating responsibility for the UK-based brands P&O Cruises and Cunard. Prior to this, he served as CEO of Carnival UK from June 2007 to September 2014. Dingle joined P&O Cruises (UK) in 1978 where, after holding a series of commercial positions, he became managing director in 2000. At the time of the merger of P&O Princess Cruises plc and the Carnival Corporation in April 2003, he became managing director of Carnival UK. Dingle is past chairman of The UK Chamber of Shipping and the European Cruise Council and continues to serve on the boards of both groups. In 2009, he joined the board of the European Community Shipowners Association. He has previously served as a director of the Association of British Travel Agents and The UK Passenger Shipping Association. He is a Younger Brother of Trinity House and was awarded a CBE in the 2009 New Year’s Honours. Dingle attended Jesus College, Cambridge, where he attained a Master of Arts in Classics.

Christine Duffy

Ms. Christine Duffy serves as President of Carnival Cruise Line of the Company. The biggest brand in the fleet of Miami-based global cruise industry leader Carnival Corp., the world’s largest leisure travel company. As president, she’s the captain of a company that sails a fleet of 26 ships, annually hosts more than five million guests and employs more than 40,000 people who hail from more than 110 nations around the globe. She joined Carnival Cruise Line in 2015 after a successful tenure as president and CEO of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the trade association representing the $120 billion global cruise industry. Carnival homeports its ships in North America, Europe and Australia and sails to more than 100 destinations in nearly 40 countries. Christine also oversees major enhancements across the Carnival Cruise Line footprint, including the addition of three more spectacular new ships joining the fleet through 2022, refurbished and modernized ships and port facilities, new onboard dining, entertainment and recreation features, and a state-of-the-art Fleet Operations Center at its Miami headquarters that implements technology used by NASA and the U.S. Navy to monitor operations and improve real-time decision-making. Her “people first” business philosophy makes her an accessible and approachable leader as Carnival leverages its commitment to delivering safe, fun and memorable vacations to its millions of guests and introduces the fun and consumer value of cruising to a growing customer base. Christine embarked into the cruise industry in 2011 when she was named president and CEO of CLIA.

Felix Eichhorn

Mr. Felix Eichhorn serves as President of AIDA Cruises of the Company. He studied Business Management at the Economic Academy Hamburg. The native of Rostock has accompanied the unique growth of AIDA Cruises in various management positions of increasing responsibility for more than 15 years. Eichhorn started his career at AIDA Cruises in 1999 with a dual studies program. In the following years, he held a wide variety of positions on board and on shore before assuming responsibility for sales and yield management of AIDA Cruises and Costa in Germany as Senior Vice President Sales, Yield Management & Flight Operation in 2013. In May 2014, Eichhorn was appointed chairman of the committee Ship of the German Travel Organization (DRV).

Stein Kruse

Mr. Stein Kruse serves as Group Chief Executive Officer of Holland America Group and Carnival UK., a subsidiary of the Company. He became Chief Executive Officer of the Holland America Group in December 2013. In that capacity, he had full operating responsibility of Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn and Holland America Princess Alaska Tours. He was president and chief executive officer of Holland America Line from 2004 to November 2013. Kruse joined Holland America Line in 1999 as senior vice president, fleet operations with overall responsibility for all Holland America Line's operations. Kruse joined Holland America Line from "K" Line America, where he was senior vice president and chief financial officer. He also oversaw financial activities in seven U.S. subsidiary companies for the global Japanese shipping company and served on the company’s board of directors. Prior to that, Kruse held several executive positions in the cruise industry. He was executive vice president and chief operating officer for Radisson Seven Seas Cruises and president and CEO for Seven Seas Cruise Line. He is a former vice chairman of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and presently serves as a director on the board of the United States Coast Guard Foundation and on the board of governors of the World Trade Center Seattle. Kruse, a native of Oslo, Norway, holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University and is a graduate of Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program.

Josh Leibowitz

Mr. Josh Leibowitz serves as President of Seabourn of the Company. He became President of Seabourn in June, 2020. Reporting to Stein Kruse, Group CEO of Holland America Group and Carnival UK, Leibowitz’s responsibilities include oversight of all aspects of the ultra-luxury brand’s operations, including revenue management, deployment and itinerary planning, hotel operations, and sales and marketing. Josh Leibowitz joined Carnival Corporation & plc in 2013 as chief strategy officer and was also named senior vice president, Cunard North America in December 2016, where his additional responsibilities include leading Cunard's North America operations to further expand the brand’s presence. As Chief Strategy Officer, he oversaw cross-brand activities to set and deliver the company's strategy including: guest insights, revenue management and science innovation, coordinated deployment planning, and strategic sourcing. Previously he served as managing partner of the Miami office of the consulting firm McKinsey & Co., and as a leader in the firm’s work in big data and digital sales and marketing.

Paul Ludlow

Mr. Paul Ludlow serves as President, P&O Cruises of the Company since 2018. Within his role, Paul is accountable for the revenue delivery and guest experience for P&O Cruises, along with the continued brand development of the UK’s market leading cruise line. Previously Managing Director, UK & Europe for Princess Cruises, Paul led commercial operations in the UK and across 16 European offices, tasked with establishing and developing Princess’ largest market outside of North America. During his time in Princess, Paul oversaw initiatives to promote growth across these markets. Before his time with Princess, Paul held a number of senior sales and commercial based positions within Carnival UK, encompassing a portfolio of brands including P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Cunard, Swan Hellenic and Ocean Village.

Sture Myrmell

Mr. Sture Myrmell serves as President of P&O Cruises Australia and President of Carnival Australia of the Company. which is part of the world’s largest leisure company, Carnival Corporation & plc. Carnival Australia represents seven leading cruise brands in the Australian and New Zealand market, including Carnival Cruise Line, Cunard Line, Holland America Line, P&O Cruises Australia, P&O Cruises World Cruising, Princess Cruises and Seabourn. Three of its cruise lines – P&O Cruises Australia, Princess Cruises and Carnival Cruise Line – are the only global cruise companies to base ships from Australia year round. Together these brands account for more than 70 per cent of the Australian and New Zealand cruise passenger market, delivering memorable cruise holiday experiences close to home and further abroad. Since January 2016, Sture has held direct responsibility for the P&O Cruises Australia fleet, which is the only cruise line in the world to have its head office in Australia. His remit was expanded in December 2017 when he was appointed President of Carnival Australia with regional responsibility for managing the shared services group that supports a number of internal and external functions across Carnival Corporation’s brands in this market. Sture is a member of the global leadership team at Carnival Corporation & plc and is involved in the development of strategy, policy and operational practices across the business. Sture has an innate knowledge of the cruise industry having held key positions across four Carnival Corporation & plc brands during his more than 20 years with the company, including working onboard as well as direct operational responsibility in shore side roles. Since 2008 he has been core to transforming P&O Cruises and its service delivery into a product that truly reflects modern Australia.

Simon Palethorpe

Mr. Simon Palethorpe serves as President of Carnival UK of the Company. He is responsible for overseeing both P&O Cruises and Cunard, reporting to Josh Weinstein, Chief Operations Officer. As President of Cunard, Simon is in charge of overseeing Cunard's performance. He manages the Cunard fleet of three ships which includes the world's only operating ocean liner, the Queen Mary 2. Since joining Cunard in April 2016, Simon has overseen several high profile launches and campaigns including Cunard's £90 million investment in Queen Mary 2's 'Remastering', the first Cunard Transatlantic Fashion Week and the launch of Cunard's first brand film. Simon will shortly be overseeing the commissioning of Cunard's fourth ship, it's first new ship in 12 years. Before joining Cunard, Simon held senior roles at Terra Firma Capital Partners, PepsiCo, Avis Europe Plc. and John Lewis. While at John Lewis, Simon served as Managing Director for John Lewis' online business and while at Avis Europe Plc he served as Group Commercial Director. Immediately before joining Cunard, Simon spent four years managing a portfolio of online businesses in the specialty food, chocolate, cosmetics and ticketing industries. In addition to managing the Cunard brand, Simon has been involved with many Cunard initiatives that focus on giving opportunities to tomorrow's generation, including the Prince's Trust.

Ann Sherry

Ms. Ann Caroline Sherry serves as Executive Chairman of Carnival Australia of the Company. She was appointed CEO of Carnival Australia in July 2007 following a diverse career in banking and public sector. Sherry has played a leadership role in the expansion of the Australian cruise industry including the growth of P&O Cruises’ fleet and the Australian customer base across all Carnival brands. Recruited to Westpac in 1994, Sherry commenced a 13-year career with the organization. Her first eight years with Westpac spanned senior leadership roles within the HR and public affairs functions, and working through key acquisitions (including Challenge Bank and Bank of Melbourne). Sherry's success as Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Melbourne led to her appointment as Chief Executive of the New Zealand and Pacific banking business. Sherry made a powerful impact in the New Zealand operation, resuscitating the brand in business and retail sectors, as well as turning staff morale around and delivering a real and highly visible Westpac presence in a tightly congested, diverse and participant-rich financial services market. In addition to her business contributions, Sherry instituted some major cultural initiatives at Westpac. In particular, Westpac became an industry leader as a result of the paid maternity-leave policy and the focus on women in business. She has also been instrumental in initiating and delivering an internationally renowned CSR program at Westpac. Sherry was awarded a Cententary Medal in 2003 by the Australian Government and then awarded an Order of Australia in 2004.

Jan Swartz

Ms. Jan G. Swartz serves as Group President of Princess Cruises and Carnival Australia of the Company. She was promoted in 2016 to the role of group president of Princess Cruises and Carnival Australia, responsible for shared services for Carnival Corporation. Also added to her portfolio is executive oversight of P&O Cruises Australia brand. She continues to lead Princess Cruises, the third largest cruise line in the world (based on capacity) comprised of a fleet of 17 modern ships that serve over 1.8 million guests annually. As a vacation brand recognized globally, Princess employs more than 28,000 people and operates in more than 60 countries. Swartz was appointed president of Princess Cruises in November 2013, after more than 15 years working with the cruise line. Prior to this, she served as executive vice president overseeing the line’s sales, marketing and customer service operations, a position she held since 2009. In this role, she directed many of the line’s key departments including domestic and international sales, global marketing and public relations, commercial planning, yield management and customer service for both consumers and retail business partners (travel agents). She has been at the forefront of the industry in developing innovative educational programs, like the award-winning Princess Academy and business-building tools for travel agents like OneSourceCruises.com. Previously, Swartz served as senior vice president of sales and customer service for both Princess and sister brand Cunard, beginning in 2004. In 2001 she was appointed vice president of strategy and business development, and worked on the P&O Princess acquisition by Carnival Corporation. Additionally, Swartz is president of the Princess Cruises Community Foundation, a non-profit public benefit corporation that provides financial and in-kind support to charity and relief organizations.

Michael Thamm

Mr. Michael Olaf Thamm serves as Group Chief Executive Officer of Costa Group and Carnival Asia., a subsidiary of the Company. In his existing role as CEO of Costa Group, he has full responsibility for AIDA Cruises and Costa Cruises. He previously served as president of AIDA Cruises from 2004 to 2012 and Senior Vice President Operations of AIDA Cruises from 1993 to 2004. Prior to joining AIDA Cruises, he held various management positions within the cargo shipping division of Deutsche Seereederei (DSR). Thamm, who holds a master's degree in Economics, is a member of the Executive Committee of the European Cruise Council (ECC), which represents the interests of the world's most important shipping lines in Europe. He was named North European Cruise Personality of the Year 2011, an award selected by Seatrade and V. Ships. In March 2012, the international cruise associations ECC and Cruise Lines International Association appointed Thamm spokesman for the cruise industry in Germany.

Mario Zanetti

Mr. Mario Zanetti serves as President of Costa Group Asia of the Company. He is responsible for expanding the company’s leading presence in Asia, covering China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and Korea. He also plays a pivotal role in leading Costa Cruises to contribute to developing a healthy eco-system in the cruise industry. A veteran in the cruise sector with over 20 years of industry experience, Mr. Zanetti began his career in the late 1990s when he joined Costa Cruises in the company’s headquarters in Genoa, Italy. Over the last two decades, he has held various key positions, most recently President of Carnival China. Prior to that, Zanetti served as Senior Vice President of Revenue Management & Itinerary Planning for Costa Cruises, where he led teams across pricing and retail strategy, revenue management, itinerary and shore excursion planning, as well as air & sea operations. Mr. Zanetti studied maritime economy at Università degli Studi di Genova and completed his executive education by attending general management programs at Insead Business School.

Josh Weinstein

Mr. Josh Weinstein serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Company since June, 2020. Reporting to Carnival Corporation President and CEO Arnold Donald, Weinstein’s responsibilities include oversight of major operational functions including global maritime, global ports and destinations, global sourcing, global IT and global auditing. In addition, Weinstein retains oversight of Carnival UK, the operating company for P&O Cruises and Cunard. Josh Weinstein served as president of Carnival UK from July 2017 - 2020. Weinstein was responsible for overseeing both P&O Cruises and Cunard, and reported to Stein Kruse, Group CEO of Holland America Group and Carnival UK. The Southampton-based Carnival UK executive team reports to Weinstein. Weinstein served as treasurer for Carnival Corporation from 2007 to 2017 following five years as an attorney in the corporate legal department. In addition to his treasury role, Weinstein’s responsibilities increased over his career to include oversight of the tax, risk management and FP&A functions. Prior to joining Carnival Corporation, he served as a corporate attorney. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the New York University School of Law.

Jerry Montgomery

Mr. Jerry Montgomery serves as Chief Human Resource Officer of the Company. He joined Carnival Corporation & plc in March of 2011, as Chief Human Resources Officer. In this role, he is responsible for developing and implementing corporate human resource management strategies across our worldwide organization, which includes offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Prior to joining Carnival Corporation & plc, Montgomery was the president and founder of the Orlando Strategy Group, a consulting firm focused on labor relations, human resources, corporate social responsibility and sustainability programs. Prior to founding the Orlando Strategy Group, Montgomery served The Walt Disney Company throughout a 30 year career in progressive human resources, public affairs, and corporate social responsibility roles. He is an active volunteer and community contributor and served as the vice chairman of the Governing Board of the South Florida Water Management District, appointed by Governor Charlie Crist. He presently is the Chairman of the Florida Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. He graduated from Harvard with his Bachelors of Arts degree, and earned a Masters of Business Administration from the Crummer School of Business at Rollins College.

Greg Sullivan

Mr. Greg A. Sullivan serves as Chief Information Officer of the Company. With more than 30 years experience in the effective application of information technology, he is a recognized expert in positioning companies as premier software development, information technology strategy and cybersecurity organizations. Over an 11-year period prior to joining the company, Sullivan served as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer and Director of Global Velocity, Inc., a cybersecurity startup focused on information-centric security in the enterprise and cloud. He led the company from the research and development stage to commercialization of intellectual property developed at the Washington University in St. Louis McKelvey School of Engineering. In 1982, Sullivan founded G.A. Sullivan, a global software development services company that grew to more than 350 employees. As CEO, he established growth and led daily operations of the industry leader. He sold the firm to Avanade, a Microsoft/Accenture joint venture, in 2003. He was co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Hamilton & Sullivan, Ltd, providing microcomputer software and services to the financial industry from 1985-1997. The company created the first online banking system for business-to-business transactions for banks to move into the digital era. He personally developed more than a dozen microcomputer-based banking applications, which were the first of their kind in an emerging industry. Sullivan co-authored a series of four books on computers and his industry recognition includes Inc. 500; Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year; State of Missouri Technology Company of the Year; and United States Small Business Association Small Business Person of the Year.

Peter Anderson

Mr. Peter C. Anderson serves as Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer of the Company. In this newly created role, Anderson directs strategy for and drives a culture of compliance and integrity that ensures adherence to legal and statutory requirements, company policies, and the highest ethical principles. He also leads the effort to develop a well-resourced, effective, and well-integrated compliance program, that will be built upon compliance risk, innovative compliance training, robust investigations, open communications, and continuous improvements. This ethics and compliance program will involve the collective efforts of the compliance leaders throughout the operating lines, as well as the company’s 120,000 employees around the world, and will help advance the company’s commitment to environmental performance, safety, health, security, and overall compliance. Anderson is a former federal prosecutor with over 20 years of experience in corporate compliance. Prior to joining Carnival Corporation, he had previously been the head of the White Collar and Compliance Group at the law firm of Beveridge & Diamond, PC. Anderson also led the environmental compliance team on the Volkswagen monitorship. After studying law at the University of Virginia, Anderson clerked for a federal district judge in Charlotte, N.C., before joining the Honors Program at the Environmental Crimes Section at the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He later became an Assistant United States Attorney in Charlotte. After leaving government service, Pete’s law practice involved both reactive defense and proactive compliance counseling services. He was also an adjunct professor at the Charlotte School of Law from 2010-15, teaching classes in fields including environmental law, corporate compliance, federal criminal law and compliance risk assessments.

Arnaldo Perez

Mr. Arnaldo Perez serves as General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. From August 1995 to February 2002 he was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the company. Mr. Perez joined Carnival Corporation in July 1992 as assistant general counsel. He was promoted to acting general counsel and secretary of Carnival Corporation in 1995 and in 1996 he was named general counsel. He is a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Prior to joining Carnival, Mr. Perez was a partner at Weil, Lucio, Mandler, Croland & Steele of Miami. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Miami in 1982 and Juris Doctor degree from Columbia University in 1985.

William Burke

V. Adm. (Retd.) William R. Burke serves as Chief Maritime Officer of the Company. He joined Carnival Corporation & plc in December of 2013, as the Chief Maritime Officer, where he heads the Maritime Policy Department, which is responsible for driving the company’s commitment to safety. A native of Hornell, N.Y., Burke graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering and completed a Master of Business Administration at Marymount University. He earned a Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy at the National War College in Washington, D.C. and is also a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar 21 Program in International Politics. Burke served on five submarines including command of USS Toledo (SSN 769). He commanded Submarine Squadron Two from July 2001 to July 2003. His Washington D.C. assignments include tours in the Attack Submarine Division, Navy Office of Legislative Affairs, Joint Chiefs of Staff directorate for Combating Terrorism, Navy Warfighting Assessments Branch, and as the Executive Assistant to the Vice Chief of Naval Operations. Burke’s flag assignments include Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific/Commander, Task Force 73/Commander Navy Region Singapore; Director, Assessment Division, Director, Quadrennial Defense Review, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics, and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Systems.

Roger Frizzell

Mr. Roger Frizzell serves as Chief Communications Officer of the Company. He has serves as Carnival Corporation’s chief communications officer, handling all corporate-level communications and public relations activities for the world's largest cruise company, which is the parent company of ten global cruise lines providing extraordinary vacations at exceptional value for millions of people around the world. He has responsibility for corporation’s local, state and federal governmental relations and the Carnival Foundation. Frizzell reports to Arnold W. Donald, President & Chief Executive Officer for Carnival Corporation. Prior to Carnival Corporation, Frizzell was vice president of corporate communications and chief communications officer for Pacific Gas & Electric in San Francisco. During the course of his 30-year career, Frizzell has served as Vice President of Corporate Communications & Advertising at American Airlines for nearly a decade, and has held high-level communications positions at Hewlett-Packard, Lucent Technologies and AT&T. He also played a leading communications role in the successful effort to keep wrestling in the Olympics. Frizzell and his teams have won more than 150 awards, including the National Golden Quill Award from the International Association of Business Communicators and PR Week’s Corporate Public Relations Team of the Year. Frizzell was inducted into the PR News Hall of Fame in 2011 and named by the Holmes Report as one of the top chief communications officers in the public relations industry. Frizzell is a Distinguished Alumni at the University of Oklahoma, where he was a four-time NCAA All-American in wrestling and an Academic All-American.

Jeffrey Gearhart

Mr. Jeffrey J. Gearhart serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Jeffrey J. Gearhart, retired executive vice president, global governance and corporate secretary for Walmart, Inc. (WMT), was appointed yesterday to the company's boards of directors, effective immediately. In his role at Walmart, Gearhart was responsible for, among others, the global legal, compliance, ethics, global security and investigative organizations. In addition to his 15-year leadership tenure with Walmart, Gearhart is a member of the boards of directors at Bank OZK and Mercy Hospital, Central Region. Before joining Walmart, Gearhart was a partner with Kutak Rock LLP, practicing in the corporate, securities and mergers and acquisitions areas. Gearhart earned a doctor of jurisprudence degree from the University of Arkansas, where he also earned a bachelor of science in business administration degree.

Jonathon Band

Sir Jonathon Band serves as Independent Director of the Company. He has served in the British Navy from 1967 until his retirement in 2009, having served as First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, the most senior officer position in the British Navy, until 2009. He was a Director of Lockheed Martin UK Limited from 2010 to 2015.

Jason Cahilly

Mr. Jason Glen Cahilly serves as Independent Director of the Company. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Dragon Group LLC, a private firm, which provides capital and business management consulting and advisory services. Mr. Cahilly previously served as Chief Strategic and Financial Officer of the National Basketball Association, a North American professional basketball league, from 2013 to 2017, as well as a Director of the Board of NBA China. Prior to that, Mr. Cahilly spent 12 years at Goldman Sachs & Co., where he served as a partner and the global co-head of media and telecommunications.

Helen Deeble

Ms. Helen Deeble serves as Independent Director of the Company. She was the Chief Executive Officer of P&O Ferries Division Holdings Ltd., a pan-European shipping and logistics business, from 2006 until 2017. She is also a Non-Executive Director of the Port of London Authority and a member the Supervisory Board of the UK Chamber of Shipping.

Richard Glasier

Mr. Richard J. Glasier serves as Independent Director of the Company. He was President of Argosy Gaming Company, an owner and operator of casinos, from 2002 to 2005, and its Chief Executive Officer from 2003 until 2005. From 1995 to 2002, Mr. Glasier was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., a global cruise company.

Katie Lahey

Ms. Katie Lahey is Independent Director of the Company. She was the Chair of Korn Ferry Australasia, a leadership and talent firm, from February through October 2019, having served as its Executive Chair since 2011. She has been a Non-Executive Director of The Star Entertainment Group Limited, which owns and operates integrated resort destinations in Australia, since 2012, and was Chair of the Tourism and Transport Forum Australia, a tourism and transportation industry group, from 2015 until 2018. She was the Executive Chair of Carnival Australia, a division of Carnival plc, from 2006 to 2013. In 2013, she was named a Member of the Order of Australia for her significant services to business and commerce and the arts and in 2003 she was awarded a Centenary Medal for contributions to Australian society in the area of business leadership.

John Parker

Sir John Parker serves as Independent Director of the Company. He has been Non-Executive Chair of Pennon Group plc, an environmental utility infrastructure company, since 2015, and Non-Executive Chair of Laing O’Rourke, a multinational construction company, since 2017. He was the Lead Non-Executive Director for the UK Government Cabinet Office from 2017 to 2018, a Non-Executive Director of Airbus Group NV, an aeronautics, space and related services company, from 2007 to 2018, Non-Executive Chair of Anglo American plc, a multinational mining company, from 2009 until 2017, a Non-Executive Director of DP World Limited, a global supply chain and container handling company, from 2006 to 2015, Non-Executive Chair of Mondi plc from 2007 to 2009, Non-Executive Chair of National Grid plc from 2002 to 2012, Senior Non-Executive Director of the Court of the Bank of England from 2004 to 2009, and a Non-Executive Director of GKN plc from 1993 to 2002, Brambles Industries plc from 2001 to 2003 and BG Group plc from 1997 to 2000. He was Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Babcock International Group plc from 1994 to 2000, RMC Group plc from 2002 to 2005 and P&O Group plc from 2000 to 2003, a President of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects from 1996 to 1999, a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Council for Britain and Chancellor of the University of Southampton from 2006 to 2011. He was President of the Royal Academy of Engineering from 2011 until 2014. Sir John has been a member of the General Committee of Lloyds Register of Shipping since 1983 and was Chair of its Technical Committee from 1993 until 2002.

Stuart Subotnick

Mr. Stuart A. Subotnick serves as Independent Director of the Company. He has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Metromedia Company, a privately held diversified Delaware general partnership, since 2010, having previously served as its General Partner and Executive Vice President since 1986. He previously served as a Director of AboveNet, Inc. from 1997 to 2012.

Laura Weil

Ms. Laura A. Weil serves as Independent Director of the Company. She is the Founder and has been the Managing Partner of Village Lane Advisory LLC, which specializes in providing executive and strategic consulting services to retailers as well as private equity firms, since 2015. She was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of New York & Company, Inc., a women’s apparel and accessories retailer, from 2012 to 2014. Ms. Weil was the Chief Executive Officer of Ashley Stewart LLC, a privately held retailer, from 2010 to 2011. Ms. Weil served as the Chief Executive Officer of Urban Brands, Inc., a privately held apparel retailer, from 2009 to 2010. Ms. Weil was the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Executive Vice President of AnnTaylor Stores Corporation, a women’s apparel company, from 2005 to 2006. From 1995 to 2005, she was the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., a global apparel retailer. She previously served as a Director of Christopher & Banks Corporation from 2016 to June 2019.

Randall Weisenburger

Mr. Randall J. Weisenburger serves as Independent Director of the Company. He has been the Managing Member of Mile 26 Capital LLC, a private investment firm, since 2014. He was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Omnicom Group Inc., a Fortune-250 global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company, from 1998 to 2014.

Beth Roberts