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Carnival's corporate chief maritime officer reorganizes team

Bill Burke, corporate chief maritime officer
Carnival Corp. & plc reorganized its maritime operations group under evp Bill Burke, who joined in the new role of chief maritime officer last year.

Senior officials Jim Hunn, svp maritime policy and compliance; Rick Muth, vp risk advisory services; and Jim Van Langen, vp management systems, left the company.

Paul Morgan moved from maritime quality assurance to lead the health, environmental, safety and security management systems (HESS) development as vp management systems, reporting to Burke. A veteran Princess Cruises deck officer who earned his master's license in 1992, Morgan subsequently served in various shoreside positions including safety manager, director of maritime compliance, director of environment, director of marine and vp maritime compliance.

Recently Morgan was instrumental in initiating the Maritime Quality Assurance Department to include fleet captains and fleet chief engineers as well as the expansion of CSMART, Carnival's center for simulator maritime training in the Netherlands.

Neville Dias, Ken Fortier and Carmen Irizarry now report directly to Morgan.

Enrico Ferri continues as vp maritime policy development, but now reports directly to Burke. His policy duties include the direct reports of John Kutil (health), Emilio Tombolesi (environment) and Chris Donald (safety). New direct reports include Elaine Heldewier (sustainability) and David Cummings (maritime risk).

Although not changing roles, Chris Malo (security) reports directly to Burke, as well.

SVP Hunn, who left, had been promoted to his latest role in early 2010, after joining the company in 2002 as vp environmental compliance following a 32-year career in the US Navy. In 2006, Hunn was tasked with heading the newly formed maritime policy and compliance department, where he worked with Carnival’s various operating units to establish maritime policy standards while overseeing HESS compliance.

VP Muth most recently oversaw the implementation of the company's enterprise risk management program. He began his Carnival career as a senior audit consultant for Holland America Line in 1990 and moved to the Miami corporate offices in 1995 when he was named director in the corporate audit services department.

And vp Van Langen had led the development of a single, corporate-wide management system for HESS and corporate sustainability programs, including the publication of annual sustainability and environmental management reports. Before joining Carnival Corp. in 2005, he had been vp environmental compliance at Seabourn and earlier was director of corporate training at the American Bureau of Shipping.