Carnival Corporation Announces Two New Appointments to Its Compliance Departments

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Peter Anderson

Posted August 14, 2019

Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest leisure travel company, announced the promotion of Chris Donald to senior vice president of corporate environmental compliance and the appointment of Peter Anderson to its newly created position of chief ethics and compliance officer.

Donald will continue to serve in his role as the company’s corporate compliance manager, reporting directly to Anderson, who will be a member of the executive leadership team and report directly to Carnival Corporation President and CEO Arnold Donald.

In his new role, Donald will continue leading Carnival Corporation’s ongoing corporate environmental compliance efforts. His scope includes an expansion of strategic programs to continuously improve environmental training, operations and reporting across the company’s nine global cruise line brands, and overseeing the company-wide commitment to environmental compliance, excellence and leadership.

Donald is also responsible for the development and ongoing management of Operation Oceans Alive, the corporation’s environmental commitment and stewardship program, officially launched in 2018. Designed to promote a culture of transparency, learning and commitment within Carnival Corporation, Operation Oceans Alive ensures that employees receive environmental education, training and oversight, as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to protecting the oceans, seas and destinations in which it operates.

Serving for the past two years as vice president of corporate environmental compliance, Donald plays an integral role in leading environmental compliance initiatives, including enhancing procedures, developing training, installing equipment, improving audit processes and implementing multiple programs that improve operations related to environmental compliance, operations and commitment.

“I feel fortunate to have worked with Chris over the last several years in multiple roles related to environmental compliance and safety,” said Bill Burke, chief maritime officer for Carnival Corporation. “Chris has played a key leadership role in helping us further our commitment to protecting and preserving the oceans, seas and destinations we visit around the world. In this expanded capacity, I am confident he will continue to successfully lead our ongoing efforts to be proactive stewards of our environment and improve our operations with a relentless focus on environmental compliance, excellence and leadership.”

As for Anderson’s new role at the company, he will direct strategy for and drive a culture of compliance and integrity that ensures adherence to legal and statutory requirements and the highest ethical principles. He will also lead the effort to develop new compliance training programs for the company’s 120,000 employees around the world and be responsible for making significant contributions to the company’s compliance risk management program, including identifying potential areas of risk in operations and implementing risk management plans.

Similar to Donald, Anderson will oversee Operation Oceans Alive.

“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,” said Anderson. “Our strategic plan involves goals and key actions to build a strong and proactive compliance culture that is based on open communications—both listening and responding—as well as adequate resources and improved tools.”

“Our commitment is to excellence in safety, environmental protection and overall compliance while delivering joyful vacations and great shareholder returns. 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. Pete’s knowledge of global environmental law and corporate compliance makes him a valued addition to our leadership team, and we look forward to him playing a strong role in helping us consistently achieve and exceed our compliance objectives.”