Cruise Liverpool passenger operations manager Kate Green is shortlisted in the Seatrade 20 under 40 initiative which aims to identify the most dynamic people in the global cruise trade. Tony McDonough reports
As a passenger operations manager at Liverpool Cruise Terminal, Kate Green is kept busy with the ever-increasing number of vessels arriving in the Mersey.
Now her hard work and drive has been recognised in a new initiative launched earlier this summer to find 20 people aged under 40 in the global cruise industry who have a powerful work ethic and demonstrate strong leadership skills.
Those who work alongside Kate report how hardworking, dynamic and enthusiastic she is and now her efforts are being recognised on the global stage after she was named on the 40-strong shortlist in the Seatrade 20 under 40 initiative.
Sponsored by TVG Travel, Seatrade Cruise News 20 under 40 is cruising’s answer to Forbes 30 under 30, highlighting the brightest of minds who show initiative, commitment to a hardworking culture and outstanding leadership.
Kate has worked at Cruise Liverpool for six years and, according to her colleagues, she is a “supreme example of a talented young person with a passion and enthusiasm for her role and the wider cruise industry”.
He role includes maintaining relationships with partners across the city region including hotels, visitor attractions, tour operators, catering and retail businesses. In addition, she manages all aspects of marketing, sales and events for Cruise Liverpool whilst promoting the city within the cruise industry.
The visitor experience is at the heart of everything she does and her personality allows her with ease to enhance the passenger experience by showcasing Liverpool, exceeding passenger expectations at every stage of their journey, ensuring guests and crew have the best experience Liverpool and the city region has to offer.
James Stangroom, chair of Cruise Britain, said: “It’s a proud moment for Cruise Britain to have key people from five of our members short-listed for Seatrade’s innovative and strongly contested global award.
“Such a strong showing demonstrates the strength and depth of upcoming talent that there is in the UK cruise industry. I wish Kate and all our short-listed entrants the very best of luck.”
Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, added: “We’re incredibly proud of Kate and the team at Cruise Liverpool. For Kate’s work to be recognised at a global level is only right, she is a leader in her field and everybody who makes her acquaintance holds her in very high esteem.
The top 20 finalists will be announced at Seatrade Cruise Med in Lisbon on September 20.