Peter C. Anderson joined Carnival Corporation & plc as Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer in August 2019.
In this newly created role, Anderson directs strategy for and drives a culture of compliance and integrity that ensures adherence to legal and statutory requirements, company policies, and the highest ethical principles. He also leads the effort to develop a well-resourced, effective, and well-integrated compliance program, that will be built upon compliance risk, innovative compliance training, robust investigations, open communications, and continuous improvements. This ethics and compliance program will involve the collective efforts of the compliance leaders throughout the operating lines, as well as the company’s 120,000 employees around the world, and will help advance the company’s commitment to environmental performance, safety, health, security, and overall compliance.
Anderson is a former federal prosecutor with over 20 years of experience in corporate compliance. Prior to joining Carnival Corporation, he had previously been the head of the White Collar and Compliance Group at the law firm of Beveridge & Diamond, PC. Anderson also led the environmental compliance team on the Volkswagen monitorship.
After studying law at the University of Virginia, Anderson clerked for a federal district judge in Charlotte, N.C., before joining the Honors Program at the Environmental Crimes Section at the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He later became an Assistant United States Attorney in Charlotte. After leaving government service, Pete’s law practice involved both reactive defense and proactive compliance counseling services. He was also an adjunct professor at the Charlotte School of Law from 2010-15, teaching classes in fields including environmental law, corporate compliance, federal criminal law and compliance risk assessments.
Anderson received his Bachelor of Science (summa cum laude) in Environmental Science from Rutgers University. He was previously board-certified in corporate compliance through the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) and is a frequent guest lecturer on a variety of corporate compliance issues and best practices.