Chief Information and Digital Officer
Throughout his 30-year career, Neil Hampshire has always zeroed in on the idea of transformation—how the right digital capabilities and data-driven processes can reshape a company’s readiness to do more than just compete: to thrive.
“What excites me most about Ocean Spray is that we are an historic brand that continually looks forward. The opportunity we have in front of us, from a technology and business modernization perspective, is invigorating—we’re going to catapult Ocean Spray into the next 100 years,” notes Neil.
As Chief Information and Digital Officer, Neil leads Ocean Spray's data information security, global IT operations, business intelligence, tech engineering, tech project management and application technology teams. In addition, he co-leads Ocean Spray’s xELERATE business transformation initiative.
Prior to joining Ocean Spray, he served as Vice President of Global IT Operations for Subway. In addition, Neil has spent time in a wide range of industries in technology leadership positions, including ModusLink, Reckitt Benckiser, Wrigley and Gillette. He has a proven track record of building high-performing and engaged teams, driving measurable growth and efficiency.
“When I think of our values—Grower Mindset, Sustainable Results, Integrity Above All and Inclusive Teamwork—I see technology embedded in each one. Our technology team is thinking about our people, enabling them to work well together, work efficiently, and do right by our cooperative and grower-owners.”
Neil earned his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Brunel University, and is a graduate of MIT’s Chief Digital Officer Program.