Lisa Hutcheson is a seasoned retail expert with a career spanning nearly 30 years having started on the sales floor. Lisa has held senior leadership roles for two of Canada’s largest multi-store retailers where she led internal teams of over 1,000 associates to accomplish major corporate strategic initiatives. Lisa’s expertise and focus today includes developing retail strategy for retailers, shopping centres and mixed-use properties as well as store operations and people.
Lisa is a frequent speaker on retail best-in-class retail and innovation and is frequently quoted and sourced for media interviews. She has co-authored two books published by the Retail Council of Canada and is also an adjunct Professor at Seneca College, teaching in the Fashion Business Management faculty.
In 2019, Lisa was appointed the role of Managing Partner at J.C. Williams Group, a highly sought after retail consulting firm specializing in retail and foodservice strategy, research and real estate planning. J.C. Williams Group is also the exclusive Canadian member of the Ebeltoft Group, a consortium of global retail experts.