Carnival Corporation has appointed its first chief ethics and compliance officer.

Former federal prosecutor Peter Anderson will join the group’s executive leadership team in Miami and report directly to president and CEO, Arnold Donald.

Anderson has more than 20 years of experience in corporate compliance, having been the head of the White Collar and Compliance Group at law firm Beveridge & Diamond, PC, and was initially engaged by Carnival Corporation to conduct a compliance program assessment.

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Anderson also led the environmental compliance team on the Volkswagen monitorship over the last two years.

At Carnival Corporation, 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”.

That includes new compliance training programmes for the company’s 120,000 employees around the world and responsibility for identifying potential areas of risk in operations and implementing risk management plans.

Anderson will also oversee Operation Oceans Alive, Carnival Corporation’s environmental commitment and stewardship programme, designed to gives all employees environmental education, training and oversight.

He said: “I am honoured 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.

“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.”

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.”

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