He joins June 22, reporting to Carnival president Christine Duffy.
'Jim is the ideal candidate for this role, previously holding key leadership positions in a wide range of well-known cruise and hospitality brands, as well as global experience in finance, revenue management, IT and travel operations, all of which will be a tremendous asset to our company,' Duffy said.
Most recently Heaney spent three years as cfo for SeaWorld Entertainment. Earlier he was cfo and svp finance and travel operations at Disney Cruise Line. Prior to that, Heaney held various financial posts at Royal Caribbean Cruises; Pueblo International, which operated a large Florida-based grocery store chain; and Gould, Inc., a manufacturer of super mini-computers used primarily for military application.
Carnival selected Heaney in a search following the departure of Anne Bramman earlier this year. She left to become cfo of Avery-Dennison in southern California, where she lived before joining Carnival four years ago.