Pete Anderson Named Carnival's First Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
Carnival Corporation, the world's largest leisure travel company, announced last week that former firm Principal Pete Anderson will act as the company's first Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer. In this new role, Pete will be a member of the executive leadership team and report directly to Carnival Corp. President and CEO Arnold Donald.
As Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Pete 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. Additionally, Pete will oversee Operation Oceans Alive, Carnival Corp.'s environmental commitment and stewardship program, officially launched in 2018.
"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 Pete. "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," President and CEO Arnold Donald added. "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."
Pete, who served as Chair of B&D's White Collar & Internal Investigations practice group, is a former federal prosecutor in the Environmental Crimes Section at the U.S. Department of Justice and has over 20 years of experience in corporate compliance. After leaving government service, Pete's practice at B&D involved both reactive defense and proactive compliance counseling services. He was also an adjunct professor at the Charlotte School of Law from 2010 to 2015, teaching classes in fields including environmental law, corporate compliance, federal criminal law, and compliance risk assessments.
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