Carnival Corporationtoday named James Chedgey as vice president of global financial planning and analysis, responsible for working with senior management throughout the company to find new ways to enhance shareholder value.

As part of the role, Chedgey will be integral in helping to develop Carnival's corporate strategy, determining its public earnings guidance, and providing analytical support on long term planning and monthly forecasting.

He will also work with the company's senior leaders to ensure operational strength and financial flexibility across Carnival Corporation's portfolio of nine brands.

"James brings more than 15 years of financial experience, and with his proven success supporting and engaging multiple cruise brands in his previous role, we're excited to transition him into this global position," said David Bernstein, chief financial officer for Carnival Corporation. "With our expanding global operations, new markets, new destinations and nine new ships scheduled to be delivered between now and 2018, James will play a critical role in positioning the overall growth strategy and financial direction of the company."

Chedgey will report to Josh Weinstein, treasurer of Carnival Corporation, and will be based at the company's headquarters in Miami, relocating from Southampton, England where he previously served as corporate finance and planning director for Carnival UK. As part of that role, which he assumed in January 2013, Chedgey led the annual and long-term planning process for the company's P&O Cruises and Cunard brands and partnered with the executive team in driving efficiencies into the company's processes to support business objectives.

Chedgey started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London in 1999 before moving to BDO International. Following that, he spent more than four years at Charter International, a British engineering business. Most recently, Chedgey served in various roles of increasing responsibility with Royal Mail, including head of transformation finance operations.

He is originally from England and graduated from the University of Birmingham with a Bachelor of Commerce in business administration. Chedgey is a Chartered Accountant, earning his ACA qualification from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.