Carnival Corp. promotes Chris Donald to SVP environmental compliance

Since joining Carnival Corp. in 2007, Chris Donald has held a number of roles with increasing responsibility, including positions supporting policy development, internal audits and investigations

Chris Donald moved up to SVP corporate environmental compliance at Carnival Corp. & plc.

He’ll continue to serve as the company’s corporate compliance manager, reporting directly to Peter Anderson, the newly appointed corporate chief ethics and compliance officer.

Expanded strategic programs

Donald’s scope includes an expansion of strategic programs to continuously improve environmental training, operations and reporting across the company’s nine brands that springs from Carnival’s recently approved environmental probation agreement.

He’ll also oversee a company-wide commitment to environmental compliance, excellence and leadership.

Operation Oceans Alive

Additionally, Donald is responsible for the development and ongoing management of Operation Oceans Alive, designed to promote a culture of transparency, learning and commitment within Carnival. The program ensures employees receive environmental education, training and oversight.

Serving for the past two years as VP 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.

Previously reported to Bill Burke

He formerly reported to Bill Burke, chief maritime officer for Carnival Corp.

Since joining the company in 2007, Donald has held a number of roles with increasing responsibility, including positions supporting policy development, internal audits and investigations. He previously served as senior director of safety and occupational safety, and director of safety policy, focused on enhancing fire prevention, detection and suppression systems.

Donald began his career as a marine engineer in 1997, working at sea for 10 years, including engineering positions at ExxonMobil, Windstar Cruises and Holland America Line.

Posted 13 August 2019

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