Carnival UK has announced that chief commercial officer Gerard Tempest is to leave the business.

Tempest joined Carnival UK in December 2012, and has since introduced a new structure and business strategy. He is due to leave in the coming days.

Carnival UK chief executive David Noyes said: “In Gerard’s tenure we have seen a significant improvement in our commercial performance. The last year has seen us deliver some spectacular events, most notably Britannia’s naming and Cunard’s 175 celebrations.

“With these events, we have driven forward our business, growing our ticketed revenue and profitability. We want to continue this success with a new organisational structure which focuses on greater brand differentiation and the end to end guest experience.”

He added: “I would like to thank Gerard for his contribution and leadership. He leaves both brands well placed to meet their respective challenges over the coming years and I wish him every success in the future.”