Ocean Spray hires new chief HR officer

Ocean Spray, the American agricultural cooperative of cranberries and grapefruit growers, has appointed Sarah Evans as its new chief human resources officer.

Evans joins the business after nearly two decades working for brands including pest control firm Terminix, where she was vice president of HR. Previously at Walmart, she rose to the position of senior director, global talent management.

In her new role at Ocean Spray, Evans will lead the global HR team, which includes talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion, HR business partnership, total rewards, organisational development, and internal and executive communications.

Commenting on the appointment, she said: “I am delighted to join this incredible team.”

She added: “Ocean Spray has such a rich history, but it also has an incredibly exciting and bright future. To make sure this cooperative continues to grow and evolve for our family farmer-owners, we will need committed, talented team members to lead the way.”