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Carol Surface named As Apple's first Chief People Officer

    February 13, 2023

    Apple hires first Chief people Officer in executive reshuffle.

    Apple has named Carol Surface as its first chief people officer, a newly-created role that sees human resources duties shifted from head of retail Deirdre O'Brien. Ms. Surface joins the firm from Medtronic, a health technology company with about 100,000 employees. At Apple, she will oversee a workforce that numbered 164,000 at the end of the company’s last fiscal year in September but which has diminished in the months since after a round of layoffs.