Edith Sykes

Chief People Officer, Zespri

Edith joined Zespri as Chief People Officer in September 2019. She brings a passion for organisations being more successful through a people-centric approach, leading best and leading practice, cultural excellence and capability development – attributes that relate strongly to what Zespri values around people, growth and performance.  
Edith has over 25 years’ experience in both strategic and operational Human Resources roles, shaping culture, building organisation capability, leadership and talent development, employee engagement, change leadership and performance. Her human resource leadership roles span manufacturing, primary industry, health and financial services, including global companies such as Cadbury, Kraft Foods and SCA. Edith is of Ngati Pikiao and Ngati Makino descent and holds a Bachelor of Business Studies from Massey University.