Anne Harris


Anne R. Harris is Owner and Principal, Ethics Works LLC, which she established in 2015 to help organizations mitigate risk by consulting on the design, implementation and continuous improvement of ethics and compliance programs. Ethics Works' clients represent a variety of industries including for-profit, non-profit, NGOs, and municipal entities, and the majority are U.S. government contractors.
Anne retired from General Dynamics Corporation after having served for nearly a decade as Staff Vice President and Ethics Officer. In that role, she led the global evolution of the Ethics and Business Conduct program to cover 95,000+ employees in over 45 countries. She served on the Working Group of the DII (Defense Industry Initiative on Business Ethics and Conduct) and the Steering Committee of IFBEC (International Forum on Business Ethical Conduct for the Aerospace and Defence Industry).
Anne's transition to corporate ethics followed a 20-year career in Human Resources. Her previous leadership roles included Vice President-HR at General Dynamics C4 Systems and a number of Human Resources roles in GTE Corporation.
Anne has published articles in magazines such as Corporate Responsibility and National Defense. Her webinar, “Evaluating Corporate Ethics and Compliance Programs,” is offered on the Clear Law Institute's online education site. She is a consultant to Syntrio, Inc. and provides volunteer consulting support to the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA).
Anne holds a B.A. degree from Smith College, in Northampton, Massachusetts, and an MBA from INSEAD, the European Institute of Business Administration, in Fontainebleau, France. She is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP®) and a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Governance Fellow. She is an active member of the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE), the Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI), and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).