Global cruise line operator Carnival Corp. announced the appointment of Peter Hutchison as senior vice president, deputy chief ethics and compliance officer, effective Sept. 25. Hutchison will report directly to Peter Anderson, Carnival’s chief ethics and compliance officer.

Serving for the past three years as vice president, governance at Carnival U.K., Hutchison will play an integral role in supporting the overall implementation of the ethics and compliance program with primary responsibility for overseeing and further improving the investigative function for incidents involving health, environment, safety, and security (HESS). Hutchison will also oversee compliance risk activities, facilitate open communications across the company’s cruise line brands, monitor local program implementation, advocate for appropriate systems and processes to improve program oversight, and will spearhead important program initiatives.

More specifically, as the new leader of Carnival’s Incident Analysis Group, Hutchison will be responsible for all efforts to investigate certain HESS issues, including near misses. He will also manage the team of investigators and assist in improving the investigative functions throughout the entire organization.