Royal Caribbean Cruises’ head of international air planning, Paul Randall, has died after a short illness.

Randall was a key point of contact for aviation partners and responsible for setting and delivery strategic direction for air product across global markets at Royal Caribbean Cruises, where he worked for a total of 15 years.

Jo Rzymowska, vice president and managing director of Celebrity Cruises UK, Ireland & Asia, said: “Paul was well-loved and well respected across the industry.

“He always had time for people and a wicked sense of humour.

“Paul will be remembered dearly for his love of Morgan cars and support of West Ham United Football Club.

“He will be sorely missed and our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.”

Randall’s funeral is on November 12 at 3pm at St Richard’s Chapel, Surrey & Sussex Crematorium, Balcombe Road, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 3NQ.

His family has requested that any friends and colleagues wishing to join them wear bright colours and that any donations be kindly made to The Brain Tumour Charity or St Catherine’s Hospice via JustGiving pages.

Randall passed away on October 25 after being diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour earlier this year.