In order to ensure a continuous adjustment to industry regulations and safety standards, starting September 3rd this year the Costa Crociere Group has developed the new position of Senior Vice President Maritime Development and Compliance. Responsible for this new function is Tom Strang, reporting directly to Michael Thamm, CEO of the Costa Group.
Tom Strang, a British national, has the overall responsibility to support the Costa Group brands (Costa Cruises, AIDA and Iberocruceros) in ensuring that their maritime and safety processes, organization and people are the best in the industry. As well as ensuring compliance with all national and international rules, and industry standards he will lead the implementation of more advanced industry practices and a safety-centric culture.
During the month of September Tom will transition from his current role in Carnival Corporation's Corporate Maritime Policy group and work with all the involved people in Costa, AIDA and Ibero to develop the organization that can deliver on this important task.
During his career, Tom Strang has developed a wealth of experience. Since 2005 he has been Vice President of Maritime Policy and Regulation MP&C (Maritime Policy and Compliance, now CMP – Corporate Maritime Policy) where he has been responsible for all aspects of development of policy in relation to Health, Safety and Environment across the Carnival Group. In February 2000 he joined Carnival Corporate Shipbuilding where he was responsible for all aspects related to safety. In 2003 he transitioned to Corporate Maritime Affairs where he was responsible for technical aspects of maritime policy development across the Group. Prior to joining Carnival Tom Strang worked for Lloyd's Register in various international jobs and countries most of the time as a passenger ship specialist. He is also very active within our various trade associations chairing number of committees and panels.