Deer to take helm at Fred. Olsen in September

Fred. Olsen Cruise Traces has appointed Peter Deer as its new managing director.

Deer, who will soak up the position initially of September, will take over from Mike Rodwell, who will likely be retiring from Fred. Olsen after over 30 years with the corporate.

Primarily based at Fred. Olsen Cruise Traces’ head place of job in Ipswich, Suffolk, Deer will take general duty for overseeing and managing the operation, which covers over 220 body of workers in Ipswich and over 2,000 workforce individuals around the Fred. Olsen fleet of 4 ocean cruise ships.

He joined Fred. Olsen in 1993, as an accountant.

Deer went directly to grow to be leader accountant, sooner than taking on a task as monetary director of a Kent-based fruit delivery industry in 1998.


He returned to Fred. Olsen in 2004, this time as industrial director.   

Talking of his new position, Deer stated: “We now have a firstclass workforce, each ashore and afloat, devoted to offering fabulous vacations, and I’m proud to be main the Fred. Olsen adventure.

“The United Kingdom cruise marketplace will keep growing, as many extra other folks take a look at ‘taster’ cruises for the primary time and realise that cruising gives a various vary of reports.

“Fred. Olsen’s pleasant, extra intimate ships are all about handing over memorable vacations and getting to grasp our shoppers through title.”

Deer lives close to Woodbridge, in Suffolk, together with his spouse, two kids and two Labradors.

A substitute for Fred. Olsen’s industrial director place is being sought.

Fred. Olsen Junior, chairman of Fred. Olsen Cruise Traces, stated: “We’re a proud, family-run corporate that gives a cruise enjoy like no different, and I’m very happy that

Peter Deer will likely be taking the helm from Mike Rodwell, to proceed his legacy and lead our emblem.

“Peter has a breadth of information and experience within the commute and cruise industries, and I stay up for operating with him in his new position to take the industry to the following degree.”

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