Executive Bios

Biography PhotoMicky Arison
Chairman of the Board
Carnival Corporation & plc
Micky Arison grew up in the cruise business and spent the better part of two decades learning it from the ground up before being appointed chairman in 1990.

Mr. Arison began in the sales department at Carnival Cruise Lines and worked his way up becoming reservations manager in 1974. He became vice president of passenger traffic in 1976, and just three years later, Mr. Arison was named president.

In 1987, Carnival went public, raising $400 million for future expansion, and by early 1989, Mr. Arison engineered the acquisition of the venerable Holland America Line. The purchase also included Windstar Cruises and Westours (now Holland America Princess Tours), a leading Alaska tour operator, giving Carnival entrée to the premium segment of the cruise industry.

Over the next several years, Carnival Corporation acquired brands in various other markets including ultra-luxury Cunard Line and Seabourn Cruise Line, as well as contemporary European operator Costa Cruises, the region’s number one cruise line.

In April 2003, Mr. Arison spearheaded the transaction combining Carnival Corporation’s six cruise operators with the brands of P&O Princess Cruises, creating a truly global cruise operator with the leading cruise brands in both North America and Europe.

Mr. Arison’s contributions to the cruise industry have been recognized worldwide. Some of his honors include being named “Officer of the French Legion of Honor” – the country’s highest civilian honor – by then French President Jacques Chirac, as well as receiving the insignia of “Onorificenza al Merito della Repubblica Italiana” by the president of Italy, which confers that country's highest title on a civilian.

Mr. Arison has been chairman of the board of directors since 1990 and a director since 1987. He became a director and chairman of the board of directors of Carnival plc in April 2003. He was Chief Executive Officer of Carnival Corporation from 1979 to July 2013 and was Chief Executive Officer of Carnival plc from 2003 to July 2013.
Biography PhotoSir Jonathon Band
Former First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
British Navy
Sir Jonathon Band has been a director of Carnival Corporation and Carnival plc since 2010. He served in the British Navy from 1967 until his retirement in 2009, having served as First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, the most senior officer position in the British Navy, until 2009. He has been a non-executive director of Lockheed Martin UK Limited since May 2010.
Biography PhotoArnold W. Donald
President and Chief Executive Officer
Carnival Corporation & plc
Arnold W. Donald has been a director of Carnival Corporation since 2001 and a director of Carnival plc since 2003. Mr. Donald has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Carnival Corporation & plc since July 2013. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of The Executive Leadership Council, a professional network of African-American executives of major U.S. companies, from 2010 to June 2012. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International from 2006 to 2008. From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Donald was the Chairman of the Board of Merisant Company, a manufacturer and marketer of tabletop sweetener products, including the Equal® and Canderel® brands. From 2000 to 2003, he was also the Chief Executive Officer of Merisant Company. From 1998 to 2000, he was Senior Vice-President of Monsanto Company, a company which develops agricultural products and consumer goods, and President of its nutrition and consumer sector. Prior to that, he was President of Monsanto Company's agricultural sector. He has been a member of the boards of directors of Bank of America Corporation since January 2013 and Crown Holdings, Inc. since July 1999. He was a member of the board of The Laclede Group, Inc. from January 2003 to January 2014, Oil-Dri Corporation of America from December 1997 to January 2013 and The Scotts Company from March 2000 to January 2009.
Biography PhotoRichard J. Glasier
Former President and Chief Executive Officer
Argosy Gaming Company
Richard J. Glasier has been a director of Carnival Corporation and Carnival plc since 2004. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Glasier was President of Argosy Gaming Company, an owner and operator of casinos, and its Chief Executive Officer from 2003 until 2005. From 1995 to 2002, Mr. Glasier was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Biography PhotoDebra Kelly-Ennis
Former President and Chief Executive Officer
Diageo Canada, Inc.
Debra Kelly-Ennis has been a director of Carnival Corporation and Carnival plc since April 2012. She was President and Chief Executive Officer of Diageo Canada, Inc., a subsidiary of Diageo plc, a global spirits, wine and beer company, from 2008 to 2012. From 2005 to 2008, she was Chief Marketing Officer for Diageo North America Inc., another subsidiary of Diageo plc. Ms. Kelly-Ennis has also held marketing, sales and general management positions with leading companies such as RJR/Nabisco, Inc., The Coca-Cola Company, General Motors Corporation and Grand Metropolitan PLC. She has been honored as one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada in 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009 and was named Leading Chief Executive Officer in 2010 by the Toronto Human Resources Professional Association. She has been a member of the boards of directors of Altria Group, Inc. since February 2013, where she serves on the Innovation Committee and the Nominating, Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility Committee, Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. since May 2013, where she serves on the Nominating and Governance Committee, and Pulte Group, Inc. since September 1997, where she serves on the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee.
Biography PhotoSir John Parker
Chairman
Anglo American plc and Vice Chairman of DP World Limited
Sir John Parker has been a director of Carnival Corporation since 2003 and a director of Carnival plc since 2000, having served as Deputy Chairman of Carnival plc from 2002 to 2003. He was the non-executive Chairman of National Grid plc from October 2002 until January 2012. He has been Vice Chairman of DP World Limited since February 2005 and a director of Anglo American plc since July 2009, serving as its Chairman since August 2009. He has also been a non-executive director of Airbus Group N.V. (formerly known as European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company EADS N.V.) since October 2007. From May 2007 to August 2009, he served as non-executive chairman of Mondi plc. He was formerly Senior Non-Executive Director of the Court of the Bank of England, a non-executive director of GKN plc, Brambles Industries plc and BG Group plc, Chairman of Babcock International Group plc, RMC Group plc, and P&O Group plc, President of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects and President of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He was formerly a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Council for Britain and Chancellor of the University of Southampton. Sir John Parker has been a member of the General Committee of Lloyd’s Register of Shipping since 1983 and was Chairman of its Technical Committee from 1993 to 2002.
Biography PhotoStuart Subotnick
President and Chief Executive Officer
Metromedia Company
Stuart Subotnick has been a director of Carnival Corporation since 1987 and a director of Carnival plc since 2003. Mr. Subotnick has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Metromedia Company, a privately held diversified Delaware general partnership, since 2010, having previously served as its general partner and Executive Vice President since 1986. He was a member of the board of directors of AboveNet, Inc. from July 1997 to July 2012.
Biography PhotoLaura Weil
Former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
New York & Company, Inc.
Laura Weil has been a director of Carnival Corporation and Carnival plc since 2007. She was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of New York & Company, Inc., a woman's apparel and accessories retailer, from June 2012 to August 2014, having served as an Executive Consultant since February 2012. Ms. Weil was the Chief Executive Officer of Ashley Stewart LLC, a privately held retailer, from 2010 to 2011. Ms. Weil was the Chief Executive Officer of Urban Brands, Inc., a privately held apparel retailer, from 2009 to 2010. Ms. Weil was the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Executive Vice President of Ann Taylor Stores Corporation, a women's apparel company, from 2005 to 2006. From 1995 to 2005, she was the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., a clothing retailer.
Biography PhotoRandall J. Weisenburger
Managing Member
Mile26 Capital LLC
Randall J. Weisenburger has been a director of Carnival Corporation and Carnival plc since 2009. Mr. Weisenburger is the Managing Member of Mile26 Capital LLC, a private investment firm. He was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Omnicom Group Inc., a Fortune-250 global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company, from 1998 to September 2014. Mr. Weisenburger has been a director of Valero Energy Corporation since January 2011.