Carnival Corporation Promotes Chris Donald to Senior VP, Corporate Environmental Compliance
Carnival Corporation & plc today (Aug. 12) announced the promotion of Chris Donald to senior vice president of corporate environmental compliance. Donald will continue to serve in his role as the company’s corporate compliance manager, reporting directly to Peter C. Anderson, the newly appointed chief ethics and compliance officer for Carnival Corporation.
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.”
Since joining Carnival Corporation in 2007, Donald has held a number of roles with increasing responsibility, including positions supporting the company’s 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 the company’s fire prevention, detection and suppression systems.
Donald began his career as a marine engineer in 1997, serving at sea for 10 years, including engineering positions at ExxonMobil, Windstar Cruises and Carnival Corporation’s Holland America Line brand. Since 2007, Donald has served within various shore-side management positions in the areas of Health, Environmental, Safety and Security compliance.
Donald is a member of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE). He holds an associate degree in marine engineering from Glasgow College of Nautical Studies in Scotland.