Sudhir Warrier joined the company in 1990 as a waiter, while pursuing his studies. He rose through the ranks to be the CEO by 1998. Since then, he has been instrumental in taking the company to greater heights. With the wealth of experience garnered working with high profile tourism professionals who were past directors of the company, he is now recognised as one of the industry leaders within the Australian tourism space. Warrier has also been a Director of the Australian Tourism Export Council for 4 years and a member of the Tourism Australian Advisory Panel in the past.
Andrew Stirzaker is the CEO of the company. Andrew started his career with Vagabond Cruises as a deck hand and worked his way up to General Manager in early 1990. In 1996, Andrew joined Australian Cruise Group as Operations Manager taking on the responsibility of Food & Beverage as well as Marine Operations. In 2005, Andrew was promoted to CEO of the company. Andrew is currently the Treasurer of the Charter Vessel Associations of NSW and a member of many senior panels related to marine operations at Sydney Harbour.
Olivia Angsioso is the CFO of the company and has worked with leading restaurant groups such as Wagamamma. Olivia holds a CPA and is responsible for all financial operations of the company.
Nick Lester is our General Manager primarily responsible for the day-to-day operations of our diverse cruise activities. Nick is both well-liked and respected by his peers and teams. Nick is a classic example of meritocracy, working his way up the corporate ladder from the role of a reservation call centre employee to leading one of the largest teams within our business in a short span of 10 years.
Captain Phillip Edwards is the Senior Captain of the Australian Cruise Group. Phil has over 30 years of experience operating around Sydney Harbour and is considered one of the leaders in the marine industry.
Ganesh Pandey is the Executive Chef of Australian Cruise Group responsible for delivering a quality dining experience to all our guests on board. Ganesh leads a team of competent and committed chefs as well as an efficient kitchen brigade.
Dennis Soo is the Director of Guest Services – a legend within the industry. Dennis is well liked by all of our guests as well as tour operators and tour leaders. The Sydney Showboat dinner cruise is synonymous with a legendary welcome from Dennis on the gangway before you board.