Dale SkivingtonDale Skivington serves as Vice President of Compliance and Chief Privacy Officer for Dell Inc. In her position, she leads a team which handles Dell’s compliance risks. Skivington has given lectures on compliance, privacy employment, litigation, diversity, best practice, and other civil rights and employment law topics. During her career, she has received multiple awards for her work.

How long have you been a compliance professional?

I have focused on a compliance career since 1998, when I was asked to serve as Eastman Kodak’s first chief privacy officer. Prior to joining Kodak, I was in private practice litigating civil rights and personal injury matters, and served as assistant attorney general for the state of New York. 

Tell us a little about your role as vice president of compliance and chief privacy officer at Dell.

At Dell, I lead a team of lawyers and non-lawyers that works closely with the business to ensure we have a compliance program which addresses our key risks and  results in our stakeholders considering us as one of the world’s most ethical companies

"Compliance provides the opportunity to work hand in hand with the business to help them develop and implement policies, processes, and controls which address some of the company’s biggest enterprise risks."

What do you enjoy about working in compliance?

Compliance provides the opportunity to be a subject matter expert in dynamic and often international areas such as anti-corruption, privacy, antitrust, and trade compliance. But compliance also provides the opportunity to work hand in hand with the business to help them develop and implement policies, processes and controls which address some of the company’s biggest enterprise risks. Each company will have its own unique risk profile, which may change from time to time, given changes in the business or external environment. As a result, compliance professionals can be a significant strategic asset for the company.