Wayne Byers, a longtime veteran of the cruise industry, has been named senior vice president of global human resources for Miami-based Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK).

In this newly created position, Byers will be responsible for developing and implementing a corporate human resource management strategy across Carnival Corporation & plc's worldwide organization, which includes offices in North America, Europe and Australia. He will report to Carnival Corporation & plc's Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer Howard Frank.

"Wayne is the ideal candidate for this position, possessing a wealth of experience in all aspects of human resources and will serve as an excellent resource as we develop our new corporate human resources management strategy," said Frank.

Prior to joining Carnival, Byers worked at the company's Holland America Line unit, serving as vice president - human resources on two separate occasions, from 1983 to 1991 and from 2004 to present He also held the position of vice president - quality within Holland America for three years, as well as president of Greenwich Group, Inc., a travel agency management group, for seven years.

Byers holds an MBA from Babson College in Babson Park, Mass., and a bachelor's of science from Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I.