Senior Vice President, Maritime Affairs
Carnival Corporation & plc
Tom Strang is Senior Vice President, Maritime Affairs for Carnival Corporation & plc. He has spent 20 years in Carnival in a variety of senior roles, and among other things he is responsible for developing and implementing a group wide strategy for the supply of new low emission fuels for the next generation of cruise ships under order, starting with LNG. He also represents the Carnival group with various maritime and governmental authorities in Europe and other regions relating to marine and technical regulatory activities, including decarbonisation.
Tom began his career as a Naval Architect with Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering Ltd and then moved to Lloyds Register where he rose to the level of senior passenger ship specialist before joining Carnival in 2000. Since then Tom has been involved in various areas of the business including new build, policy development, compliance and operations. Prior to taking up his current role, Tom was SVP Marine Operations at Costa with responsibility for marine and technical operations, manning and newbuilding for the Costa fleet.
Tom is currently chair of the ICS Passenger Ship Panel, the UK Chamber of Shipping Safety & Environment Committee, the CLIA EU Environmental, Safety and Security Advisory Committee and the Royal Institution of Naval Architects Environmental Committee. He is a member of the board of the UK Chamber of Shipping, SEA-LNG, SGMF and the Royal Institution of Naval Architects.
Married with 3 children his hobbies outside of work include sailing and motorcycling as well as looking after his grandchildren.