Holland America Line has appointed Margaret Durante to the position of vice president, human resources. In this newly created role she will lead the company’s human resources department in enhancing the employee experience. She also will have responsibilities for other Carnival Corporation and plc brands, including Seabourn, Princess Cruises and P&O Australia.
Durante, who is based in Seattle, Washington, at the Holland America Line headquarters, will report to Elana Siegel, senior vice president, human resources.
“Having worked more than 20 years in the field with a strong focus on leading through change, Margaret brings a wealth of expertise to our human resources team,” said Siegel. “We’re thrilled to welcome her to Holland America Line and put her vast amount of knowledge to use throughout the organization.”
Most recently Durante was the global head of human resources, health and benefits, at Mercer – a consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investment. While with the group, she held strategic positions based in Los Angeles, California; Singapore, New York and Seattle.
Durante holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from State University of New York and completed the Leadership Development Program from the prestigious Center for Creative Leadership (CCL).