Carnival appoints compliance and ethics leader
Travel company Carnival Corporation has appointed former federal prosecutor Peter Anderson to the newly created position of chief ethics and compliance officer.
Anderson will be responsible for directing strategy and a culture of compliance and integrity to ensure adherence to legal and statutory requirements and the highest ethical principles, according to the company. He will also lead the initiative to develop new compliance training programs for the Carnival’s 120,000 employees around the world and will be responsible for contributing to the company's compliance risk-management program, including identifying potential areas of risk in operations and implementing risk-management plans.
In addition, Anderson will oversee Carnival's environmental and stewardship program Operation Oceans Alive, which began last year. The program is intended to promote a culture of ‘transparency, learning and commitment within the corporation’ by giving employees environmental education, training and oversight.
He will be based at the company's headquarters in Miami and will report directly to Carnival president and CEO Arnold Donald.
Anderson was previously head of the white collar and compliance group at law firm Beveridge & Diamond and was initially engaged by Carnival to assess its compliance program. He also led the environmental compliance team on the Volkswagen monitorship over the past two years, according to Carnival. Earlier in his career he was an assistant US attorney in Charlotte, North Carolina.
‘I am honored and privileged to serve in this important role and look forward to continuing to work with our leaders, and most importantly, our team of dedicated employees to help build an ethics and compliance program that is truly world class,’ Anderson says in a statement.
Donald states: ‘Pete understands what it takes to help build a corporate compliance effort that is effective, and will help lead us to pursue compliance-related goals through pragmatic solutions that achieve measurable results – another important step in our firm commitment to sustaining long-term environmental compliance, excellence and leadership.’