As we continue our return to service (RTS) cruising countdown, we’re recruiting talent to help us deliver our RTS plan and achieve our business goals. To enable new joiners to meet other colleagues around the business, we’re still running our bi-monthly start dates, and although induction is held over Zoom, the welcome is just as warm as when we were in Carnival House.

Over the past month we’ve welcomed 20 new colleagues to Carnival UK – 17 are brand new to the business, one is an ABG colleagues now part of Carnival UK, and two are familiar faces who have rejoined the business. 

Meet your new colleagues below, and if they are part of a Zoom call, make sure you say hello and welcome them to our team.


New joiners 15 March

Timothy (Tim) Kingdon  Senior Architect, Cloud & DevOps
Julia Tremling  Project Manager, On board Revenue, Britannia Return to Service Refit
Manuel Buitrago  Senior Data Scientist 
Mark Aquilina  Graphic Designer 
Thomas Willbye Programme Manager, Security and Technology

New joiners 29 March

Zahid Mehmood Manager, Technology Environments 
Lynsey King Manager, Website Product 
Kirsty Scott  Executive Assistant, IAG 
Justin Townley  Manager, Project
Diana McDonough Director, General Ledger and Consolidation
Ben Barnes  Assistant Manager, Facilities
Andrea-Kristin (Andrea) Boettcher Senior Marine Engineer, Environmental & Special Projects 
Joanne (Jo) Butler  Personal Assistant 
Sarah-Anne (Sarah) Keyes Personal Assistant 
Sajid Nasari Infrastructure Architect
Phil Hughes Server & Storage Analyst 
Pradip Ghosh Network Analyst
Jide Jaiyeola Business Analyst
Simran Potiwal Contingent worker
Ali Bellazrak Project Manager


We’re asking new colleagues to tell us a bit more about themselves, and if they’d like to, share one thing – this can be anything – that makes them happy! 


Julia Tembling

“I am happy to be joining Carnival UK as the Project Manager for OBR’s refit and return to service throughout the upcoming months. I have been working on Holland America Line ships for the past seven years, most recently as the Business and Brand Manager overseeing the revenue operations on board, and I am elated at the industry’s return to cruising!” 

Manuel Buitrago

“I am Manuel and I am delighted to join the E-Commerce, Analytics & Data Insight Department as a Senior Data Scientist. I will contribute in our return to sailing by modelling future demand under uncertainty, a building stone in our mission to deliver the best holidays experience. ” 

Pradip Ghosh

“I have been in the IT industry for 10 years working on Network Design and Implementation roles. I have worked for different enterprise level clients in Networks, Security and Network & Security management. I am looking forward to my new role at Carnival UK and improving my existing skills. 

My hobbies are playing Cricket  running and walking. I love running to keep myself fit. I also love to travel abroad to widen my experiences of different cultures.” 

Sarah Keyes

“I’m Sarah, I’ve just joined the Guest Experience team as a PA. I’ll be looking after Glenn Reynolds-Viljoen, Tom Keating and Jenny Fortune. I’ve worked in travel for my entire career – 25 years with British Airways followed by several other travel companies including river cruises. I am passionate about being part of a team who create memorable experiences for our guests and so I am delighted to have joined Carnival UK at this exciting and interesting time.” 

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