Target Corp. appointed Jacqueline Hourigan Rice, a former General Motors executive, to be chief risk and compliance officer and a senior vice president.

She starts Dec. 1 and will report directly to Brian Cornell, Target’s chief executive, said the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The company has elevated the position, which previously reported to Target’s chief legal officer, to include corporate security and third-party vendor management.

Rice succeeds Ann Scovill, who retired in March as vice president of assurance, risk and compliance, the paper said. 

Rice was with General Motors for 17 years, most recently as the chief compliance officer.

 “Jackie is a proven leader with solid global experience and I know she has what it takes to help us move forward in this complex and ever-changing environment,” Cornell said in a statement.