Captain Cook Cruises Fiji appoints Bob Speed

Captain Cook Cruises Fiji welcomes new General Manager

Captain Cook Cruises Fiji announced the appointment of Bob Speed as general manager, based at their head office at Port Denarau Fiji.

A highly qualified hospitality and tourism industry professional, Bob brings over 34 years’ industry experience in Fiji, Australia and New Zealand to Captain Cook Cruises Fiji.

Mr. Speed is replacing Tony Acland in the role. Mr. Acland is relocating to New Zealand but will remain as a director and board member of Captain Cook Cruises Fiji and will play a strategic role.

Mr. Speed has worked at several hotel and tourism businesses including Denarau Corporation Limited, Ramada Resort Port Douglas, Wyndham Resort Denarau Island, Tanoa Hotels and Copthorne Hotels, New Zealand.

Captain Cook Cruises Fiji managing director Jackie Charlton welcomed Bob to the team and thanked Tony for his years of service as general manager.

“Bob brings a wealth of experience to the role and will be familiar to many of our industry partners already, he will no doubt use his knowledge of the tourism industry in Fiji to continue to grow our business and tourism in Fiji generally.” she said.

“Tony has raised our standards with excellent, thoughtful leadership over the last 5 years and we wish him well in his new endeavours.”

Mr. Speed will commence on 18 November.

“I’m excited to be joining Captain Cook Cruises Fiji and working with a fantastic crew. They are a pioneer of the industry, it is an exciting opportunity to work for them and one which I am delighted to accept,” Mr. Speed said.

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