Seatrade's Mary Bond promoted to group director, cruise

Mary Bond - wealth of industry knowledge, broad relationships and personal gravitas Mary Bond - wealth of industry knowledge, broad relationships and personal gravitas

Mary Bond, a 34-year veteran of Seatrade, has been promoted to group director, cruise, based in the company's Colchester, UK, headquarters.

Oversees all cruise-related products and events

In her new, expanded role, Bond oversees all of Seatrade's cruise-related products and events, including Seatrade Cruise Global, Seatrade Cruise Med and Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific, print publishing and online media.

'I am pleased Mary has accepted this role as I know she will do a great job continuing the development of our cruise business with her wealth of industry knowledge, broad relationships and personal gravitas,' said Andrew Williams, president, maritime group, Informa Global Exhibitions.

Previously led publishing

For the past 18 years, Bond served as managing director, publishing & content as well as being the editor of Seatrade Cruise Review and Seatrade Cruise News since their respective launches in 1997 and 2000. She joined Seatrade in 1985.

‘I am excited to be taking on this wider remit of managing Seatrade’s global cruise business at such a vibrant time for the market,’ Bond said.

She will continue reporting to Williams.

Promotions for Karen Heasman, Anne Kalosh

Reporting to Bond are Chiara Giorgi, brand director, Seatrade Cruise Global, based in the New York office, and Karen Heasman, promoted from manager to events director-cruise, based in Colchester, and responsible for Seatrade’s EMEA and Asia cruise events.

On the publishing side, direct reports include Anne Kalosh, promoted to editor, Seatrade Cruise News, and senior associate editor, Seatrade Cruise Review. She is based in Washington, DC, and previously served as US editor for both publications.

Posted 08 January 2019

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