“Apple’s head of Worldwide Human Resources Denise Young Smith will now run diversity programs for the company under a newly created VP position, according to sources familiar with the move,” Jordan Kahn reports for 9to5Mac. “The executive shuffle will see the creation of a new VP role for Apple’s Inclusion and Diversity team with Smith reporting directly to CEO Tim Cook. ”

“Smith’s new role going forward at Apple will officially be Vice President for Inclusion and Diversity. She confirmed the new title today on her LinkedIn profile and the change has also been made official at Apple internally,” Kahn reports.

Denise Young Smith, Apple's new Vice President of Inclusion and Diversity

Denise Young Smith, Apple’s new Vice President of Inclusion and Diversity

“Sources say the position will mean Apple will be without a permanent VP of HR as Luca Maestri, the company’s SVP and CFO, steps in to fill the role temporarily.”

“Apple’s previous head of diversity and inclusion Jeffrey Siminoff held a director role from 2013 until January 2016 before leaving to [join] Twitter,” Kahn reports. “He reported to [Smith] who reported to Tim Cook, but now the Inclusion and Diversity team headed by Smith will report directly to Cook, making the new VP position the first to do so.”

 
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MacDailyNews Note: Apple’s “Inclusion and Diversity” page is here.

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