ANDREA BARTOLI

ANDREA BARTOLI
Principal Manager - Outfitting | Carnival Corporation

ANDREW YUILL

ANDREW YUILL
Managing Director | SMC Design

Andy has over 25 years' experience in design and has worked internationally on many large-scale leisure developments. His continued drive and enthusiasm for innovative relevant design keeps SMC fresh, dynamic, and relevant. Passionate about good design, he is adept at combining years of experience with innovative and new thinking to produce unique and challenging creative solutions for clients. Andy believes that SMC’s success is down to its people and their approach to design, both of which continue to strengthen the company and benefit clients around the world.

ANNE MARI GULLIKSTAD

ANNE MARI GULLIKSTAD
CEO | YSA Design

Anne Mari Gullikstad is the Chief Executive Office of YSA Design, where she is also Partner and a Senior Interior Architect. YSA Design is based in Oslo, Norway and has specialised in designing cruise ships, small ships and river cruise vessels since 1985. She draws on over 26 years of experience with to head the company's management team, also fulfilling the role of project leader in key YSA Design assignments. 

With an Honours Degree and Diploma in Fine Arts from the California College of the Arts & Crafts, Anne Mari brings a fresh and original approach to her architectural work, in which she has been certified to practice since 1993. As an interior architect and designer, her landmark projects have included some of the best-known cruise ships in the world, including Oriana (P&O Cruises), Disney Magic, Wonder, Dream & Fantasy, Silver Cloud and Wind, and the Seven Cruises ships Mariner and Voyager Radisson. She has also worked on a series of ships for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. 

As project leader (and interior designer), Anne Mari also oversees and manages some of YSA Design's most prestigious work, including assignments for Disney Cruise Line and SeaDream. She is currently leading YSA Design's extensive conversion project for the Costa Cruise ships Costa Venezia and Toscana. 

ANTONIO DI NENNO

ANTONIO DI NENNO
Architect Director | MSC Cruises

Since 2014, Antonio Di Nenno is the Architect Director of MSC Cruises’ new building department. Prior to this, he used to work in the yacht design industry. In this position, Antonio is involved in the development of all the new prototype ships designed for MSC Cruises, following the process from the concept design to the delivery. Antonio focuses his attention on the design and outfitting of guest cabins and public areas in order to ensure that the ship’s interiors are in line with MSC Cruises’ vision of the cruise experience.

BORIS RUSKOVSKY

BORIS RUSKOVSKY
Senior Director Vessel Refurbishment | Norwegian Cruise Line

Over the past 20 years, Boris Ruskovsky has been involved with operations, construction, and startups of numerous vessels for globally renowned cruise lines. Now Senior Director of Vessel Refurbishment, he is responsible for overseeing large-scale projects for world-leading cruise operator, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. Boris oversees the hotel refurbishment project management team that executes large guest-facing refurbishment projects for their three brands: Norwegian, Oceania, and Regent where he coordinates the preparation and execution of the refurbishment projects as well the strategic future planning.

DAVID MCCARTHY

DAVID MCCARTHY
Marine Development Director | AD Associates

David has 25 years’ experience in the hospitality and maritime industry at Executive level, both operationally and in vessel newbuild/refurbishment design and delivery. Graduating from Leeds Metropolitan University in BSc (Hons) Hospitality Management, a 14-year sea-going career with P&O Cruises, (a Carnival Corporation brand) was followed by various land-based roles at Carnival UK, Southampton. Responsible for several refurbishments and newbuild projects, notably the P&O Cruises flagship, Britannia, where he is proud to have been presented to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth. Now at AD Associates, an award-winning, multidisciplinary design agency based in the heart of London, David oversees all marine projects as well as Sales & Marketing activity. Throughout its lifespan, his extensive managerial experience across complex projects and service delivery looks to add value, nurture relationships and build trust and credibility with clients and partners worldwide.

DEE COOPER

DEE COOPER
Senior Vice President of Design & Customer Experience | Virgin Voyages

After serving in a consult role for three years, Dee Cooper officially joined Virgin Voyages in 2015.  As a founding member of the Virgin Voyages team, Dee’s creative vision has helped guide the brand since its inception. As Senior Vice President of Design, Dee is helping curate an Epic Sea Change by leading the brand’s Design Creative Collective, a team of some of the world’s most noteworthy modern interior designers-- none of whom have ever designed for the cruise industry before. Dee carefully handpicked each designer and tasked them with reimagining how a holiday at sea could look and feel. The Virgin Voyages Design Creative Collective as well as Dee’s internal design management team are responsible for the interior design of the ship’s 48 public spaces as well as a multitude of cabin categories. With Dee’s expertise in delivering a superior customer experience, the brand also looks to her to guide the design and approach of many on board and land-based touch points of the sailor experience. 

Before joining Virgin Voyages, Dee led the design and experience for all aspects of Virgin Atlantic, from airport lounges to aircrafts, earning the airline a multitude of awards in both design and service. Having worked with Virgin Atlantic for more than 16 years, she led most of the airlines innovative successes, including the Upper-Class Wing, Clubhouses and the famed £105M Upper Class Cabin and Seat. As an expert in design and smart disruption of business, following her time with Virgin Atlantic, Dee spent many years running her own consultancy agency, Decide. As an independent consultant she worked across the technology, hospitality and banking sectors, using her unique understanding of brand, design and service to create differentiated customer experience.

FREDRIK JOHANSSON

FREDRIK JOHANSSON
Owner & Executive Project Director | Tillberg Design

Part Owner of Tillberg Design of Sweden. During Fredrik's 25 years in the business, he has managed some of the world’s most creative and prestigious marine projects, including on private yachts, explorer ships and ocean liners, like Cunard's Queen Mary 2.

GARY ANNETT

GARY ANNETT
CEO | MJM Marine

Gary Annett has been with MJM Marine, a world leading global marine outfitter, since 1998. Gary has hands-on experience of the refit industry, having started his career as an apprentice with another company before moving up the ranks and joining MJM Group. During that period, he held a number of Directorship roles including Commercial Director and Projects Director. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2016. His strong customer focus, precision planning, and attention to detail are at the heart of Gary’s approach to business which has led to MJM Marine securing substantial contracts with the world’s leading cruise companies.

GEORGE SCAMMELL, ASID, IIDA

GEORGE SCAMMELL, ASID, IIDA
Director, Interior Design & Operations | Holland America Group, Princess Cruises

George Scammell is Director of Interior Design & Operations for Holland America Group, serving Princess Cruises.  He is responsible for leading the in-house design team in managing all interior design initiatives, supporting interior revitalization, refurbishment, and maintenance for Princess’ fleet of 17 International ships.  A global hospitality design leader, George has extensive experience in the hospitality, cruise, and leisure entertainment industry.  Leadership positions include VP of Global Design for Wyndham Worldwide, Principal for CORE architects, VP of Design for ForrestPerkins, and Design Management for Walt Disney World Resorts.  George earned his bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Florida State University, is a licensed Interior Designer, and a Professional Member of both the American Society of Interior Designers, and the International Interior Design Association.

GREG WALTON, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

GREG WALTON, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
CEO & Founding Partner | Studio DADO Inc

Greg Walton, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP is founding partner of Studio DADO, a Miami-based design studio specializing in cruise ship and hospitality interiors, which has established itself as an integral part of the cruise design industry. Greg has designed projects such as Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis class ships and the “Seven Seas Explorer” for Regent Seven Seas Cruises. With a Masters in Architecture from Georgia Tech, and an MS in International Business from Johns Hopkins, Greg has mentored cruise ship design students at Florida International University since 2007 and sits on the 2019 Cruise Ship Interiors Expo advisory board. Greg watches trends: he sees technology as a key driver of industry change and reminds emerging designers to consider the continual advancements in how we interface with and control our built environment. In his free time, Greg is a tireless world traveller who is rarely seen without his Italian greyhound, Enzo. https://www.studiodado.com/

JACCO VAN OVERBEEK

JACCO VAN OVERBEEK
Director Maritime Division | Bolidt

JEFFREY PARNS

JEFFREY PARNS
Director of Architectural Design Newbuilding | Norwegian Cruise Line

JON INGLETON

JON INGLETON
Executive Editor | Cruise & Ferry Review

Jon Ingleton is the executive editor of Cruise & Ferry Review and Cruise & Ferry Interiors. Jon led the team that launched the magazine almost 25-years ago and in 2011 he acquired it on behalf of Tudor Rose where he is currently managing director. In addition to directing the company’s other publishing activities, Jon has editorial responsibility for Tudor Rose’s Cruise & Ferry suite of products. In this role Jon tracks key developments and trends in the cruise and ferry sectors, leads our association memberships and related activities, represents the magazine at global events and fulfils regular editorial assignments on a range of topics. Please visit www.cruiseandferry.net and www.Tudor-Rose.co.uk for more information.

MARCO DE JORIO

MARCO DE JORIO
President, CEO and Interior Design Head | De Jorio Design International

Marco de Jorio is President and CEO of DE JORIO DESIGN INTERNATIONAL, a leading company in top-end interior and exterior design of Luxury CruiseShips and MegaYachts, distinguished for innovation and creativity. Marco remarkably placed his creative footprint in all new buildings by MSC Cruises. Convinced of propulsive and emotional value of high-quality design for the Cruise market he has profoundly affected those traits that made the DJDI's repertory unique and recognizable. With 30 years of experience he's one of few eminences in the world holding the highest level of knowledge in the naval design dedicated to pleasure, fun and luxury.

MICHAEL OLIVER

MICHAEL OLIVER
Co-Owner & Co-Chairman | Trimline

Mike Oliver is Co-Chairman of global marine interior specialists Trimline. One of the most knowledgeable people in interior outfitting, he boasts over 40 years in the industry.

During his training on the Trimline shop floor he experienced many cruise and ferry refits. At the age of 21 he became Assistant Production Manager and over the next ten years became Production Manager, Contract Manager and Operations Director. Having amassed a wide range of industry knowledge, he then moved into the role of Sales and Marketing Director, the area of the business he’d always wanted to take responsibility for managing and directing.

In 1990, he took on a more Executive role, helping with the overall running of the business, and more recently became Co-Chairman.

Mike is well known for his energy and passion for the industry. Respected for his extensive industry knowledge, he is often asked to speak at marine events and to take part in industry media interviews.

Pop along to the Trimline stand #418 to discuss the requirements for your next interior refit.

MY NGUYEN

MY NGUYEN
Director Interior Design & Operations | Seabourn & Holland America Line

My Nguyen was born in Vietnam and has resided in Seattle since the age of 2. She holds degrees in Interior Design and Fine Arts. My has earned accolades for award-winning and nationally recognized projects in marine, high-end residential, and hospitality design. She joined Holland America Group in a newly created leadership role to form an in-house design team that oversees the interior refurbishments and maintenance of Holland America Line and Seabourn’s fleet. My is also the head designer of staterooms on Holland America Line newbuild vessels.

PETRA RYBERG

PETRA RYBERG
Head of Design | P&O Australia

Petra began her career by studying interior design in Sweden from 2010-2012. During her studies, Petra was awarded her first internship at Wilson Associates, Dallas, before being transferred to New York, where she assisted on hospitality projects for large hotels and restaurants. Immediately after finishing her degree in interior design, Petra landed a job with Hirsch Bedner Associates in London, where she spent most of her time working on a project for Ritz Carlton in Tunisia. After her time in London, Petra returned to Sweden, where she joined Tillberg Design of Sweden and started designing cruise ships for a variety of brands. From 2016, Petra has worked as Head of Design at P&O Australia, taking care of all designs for the P&O fleet in Australia.

PETU KUMMALA

PETU KUMMALA
Senior Director of Interior Design & Architecture | Carnival Cruise Line

Ever since he was a young child, Petu has loved the sea and ships, and been fascinated by designing and customising objects, from artwork, to helmets, to cell phone covers to vehicles and anything in-between. “As long as I can remember, I’ve been attracted to creating things and to taking what already exists and improving it,” Kummala says. As an adult, that led him to Kone-Plan OY/Deltamarin Group, a firm that specialises in ship design and engineering, where one of his clients was Carnival Cruise Line. That is where he met Joe Farcus, the legendary designer who was involved in creating the interiors of all Carnival’s ships from 1975 until his retirement in 2013. When Farcus offered Kummala the opportunity to join his firm, Kummala says that it took less than 10 seconds for him to make his decision. After working on 17 Carnival, nine Costa and few other brands’ ships, Kummala launched 358 Design, which he still operates. But in 2015, Carnival asked him to join its staff, where he is now director of interior design & architecture. As he continues to combine creative inspiration with technical innovations, Kummala is guided by a very personal philosophy.  “If I can give passengers something new to discover every day, I’ve created a successful design.” 

REBECCA MOORE

REBECCA MOORE
Editor | Passenger Ship Technology

STEPHEN FRYERS

STEPHEN FRYERS
Cruise Line Consultant

TREVOR YOUNG

TREVOR YOUNG
Vice President New Building | MSC Cruises

As vice president of New Building, Trevor Young is currently coordinating the 13 new building projects that are currently part of MSC Cruises’ fleet expansion plan. He also coordinates all refurbishment projects in the Company’s existing fleet. Trevor’s career started with him earning a diploma of business and hospitality management, along with a certificate in hotel and catering Management which lead him to the cruise industry in 1996.