Costa Crociere Group has appointed Tom Strang in the new position of senior vice president maritime development and compliance for the company.
The move follows the sinking of the Costa Concordia earlier this year, with the loss of more than 30 lives.
Strang will report directly to Michael Thamm, chief executive of the Costa Group, and be responsible for ensuring that industry regulations and safety standards are continuously updated and adjusted.
Tom Strang, a British national, is responsible for supporting the Costa Group brands (Costa Cruises, AIDA and Iberocruceros) in ensuring that their maritime and safety processes, organisation and employees are the best in the industry.
As well as guaranteeing compliance with industry standards and all national and international rules, he will lead the implementation of more advanced industry practices and promote a safety-centric culture.
Throughout September, Tom will make the transition from his current role in Carnival Corporation’s corporate maritime policy group and work with all the relevant people in Costa, AIDA and Ibero to ensure this task is delivered to the highest standard.