CLIA searches for new CEO

CLIA searches for new CEO
Cindy D'Aoust will manage the association's daily operations in the US

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has contracted Heidrick & Struggles to replace president and CEO Christine Duffy, who will leave her position at the end of January.

Working with an advisory group, Heidrick & Struggles will present a selection of candidates to CLIA’s Global Executive Committee who will then appoint a new president and CEO.

After Duffy leaves to take up her role as president of Carnival Cruise Line on 1 February, Cindy D’Aoust, who was recently appointed as CLIA’s executive vice president of Membership and Operations, will assume the daily management of all US operations. This includes the teams in Washington DC and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Meanwhile, CLIA Global Chairman Adam Goldstein will serve as the official spokesman for CLIA. He will participate in CLIA’s upcoming State of the Industry media event in New York on 27 January.

“I am confident that the CLIA team will play a pivotal role in delivering enhanced value to our members,” said Duffy in an e-mail to CLIA’s executive partner members.


Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
20 January 2015