Hewlett-Packard Co. on Thursday said it had named Jon Hoak chief ethics and compliance officer, a week after the company's prior ethics officer was charged with four felonies stemming from the company's investigation into boardroom leaks.
Hoak, 57, will report to Chief Executive Mark Hurd and will oversee HP's adherence to its standards of business conduct. He had been general counsel for NCR Corp., also Hurd's former employer, from 1993 to May.
The former chief ethics officer, Kevin Hunsaker, left the Palo Alto firm amid the board leak scandal that has claimed former Chairwoman Patricia Dunn and other HP executives.
Last week, Hunsaker and Dunn surrendered at a Silicon Valley courthouse on felony charges of spying on reporters and company directors amid an investigation into boardroom leaks to the media.