Peter Hunt will be joining Virgin Voyages as the cruise line's CFO, starting in early December, according to a company press release.
Hunt is a seasoned executive, bringing with him significant financial and operational experience, not to mention a strong Virgin acumen with prior leadership roles at Virgin America.
He joins Virgin Voyages as the brand continues its global expansion, gears up for its 2024 WAVE season and continues to take the cruise industry forward with its adults-only cruise product.
With more than 30 years of diverse experience, including more than 20 years within the U.S. airline industry, Hunt has been a chief financial officer (CFO) at two U.S. airlines, most recently at Virgin America prior to its acquisition by Alaska Airlines.
He also led the integration of Virgin America with Alaska Airlines, serving as Virgin America’s president and chief operating officer (COO) throughout the integration.
Most recently, Peter served as an advisor to airline investors on potential opportunities and strategies, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
He was also interim CFO at Service King - a major chain of auto body repair shops - during Service King’s recent financial restructuring.
"It's wonderful to be a part of the Virgin family again and I'm thrilled to join the Virgin Voyages team," said Hunt in a statement. "This brand is truly revolutionizing the industry with its award-winning cruise experiences, and I look forward to helping the company grow and build on its initial success."
In addition, Virgin Voyages recently promoted Nirmal Saverimuttu to CEO.
“I'm thrilled to welcome Peter to the crew and the leadership team as our new CFO.” said Saverimuttu. “We are excited about the impact he will have given his background and experience with Virgin and in other growth based companies. I look forward to working closely with him as we continue to deliver on our future plans and achieve our growth and profitability ambitions."