Mr. Royle has over 30 years’ experience in the cruise industry in senior management positions. He spent his early career at sea, culminating in 7 years onboard Cunard Lines’ flagship, RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 as Hotel Manager. In subsequent years, he has held management positions with Norwegian Cruise Lines, Carnival Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, as well as creating Global Vessel Management, a joint venture cruise ship management company with Wilh. Wilhelmsen. Mr. Royle joined the Schulte Group in 2016 to help develop Bernhard Schulte Cruise Services.
Mr. Springer has over 15 years’ experience in the shipping industry and 10 years with the Schulte Group. He was appointed as the Head of Controlling in 2008 and was responsible for financing and treasury of the Group before being made a Director. He became Managing Director of the Trustee Company in 2013 and was responsible for restructuring the investor fleet. His subsequent appointment as Director of Business Development led to the Group’s expansion of services to the cruise sector and this is now his primary focus.
Capt. Oertel has 20 years of experience at sea on various vessel types and has held senior positions of Chief Officer and Captain since 1998. He held senior positions in crew management ashore for many years and worked with Deilmann Cruises as Manager - HR and Nautical Dept. and Deputy DPA. He joined the Schulte Group in 2013 as Fleet-Management Superintendent and has been with Bernhard Schulte Cruise Services since 2017.
Dr. Dutt completed her doctorate in 2015 and focused on seafarers‘ welfare from an inter-disciplinary perspective combining sociology, human resources and organisational behaviour. Coming from a background in human resource management and market research, she successfully completed a management traineeship with the Schulte Group in 2017. The addition of operational knowledge to her project management skills led to her appointment with Bernhard Schulte Cruise Services.