Richard Baker Director, Governor, Chief Executive Officer
Richard Baker has been the Company’s Governor since July 2008. Mr. Baker has been the Chairman of Lord & Taylor since July 2006. Mr. Baker also acts as the Chief Executive Officer of Hudson’s Bay Company as well as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HBTC. Mr. Baker owns NRDC along with his father, Mr. Robert C. Baker. Additionally, Mr. Baker is the non-executive chairman of Retail Opportunity Investments Corporation, a real estate investment trust listed on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange that focuses on retail properties located on the east and west coasts of the United States.
Mr. Baker is a graduate of Cornell University and currently sits on the Advisory Board of Cornell University’s Hotel School and Real Estate Program.
Stuart Auld Senior Vice President, Home Outfitters and Finance
Stuart Auld was appointed SVP, Home Outfitters and Finance in June 2013. Previously, Mr. Auld joined Zellers in May 2010 as Vice-President, Finance and was promoted to Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Zellers in February 2012. Prior to joining Zellers, Mr. Auld spent 20 years with Canadian Tire in progressively more senior roles. His previous roles included Vice-President Finance for Canadian Tire Retail, President of Canadian Tire Petroleum and President of Part Source.
Mr. Auld has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and is also a Chartered Accountant.
Bonnie Brooks President
In September 2008, Bonnie Brooks was appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hudson’s Bay. In January 2012, Ms. Brooks was appointed President of the Hudson’s Bay Company. Ms. Brooks served as an executive officer, including as President, of the Lane Crawford Joyce Group based out of Hong Kong from 1997 to 2008 with over 500 stores in Asia, and prior to that served as Executive Vice President/General Merchandise Manager and Senior Vice President of Marketing at Holt Renfrew in Canada. Ms. Brooks is a member of the board of directors of Empire Company Limited (Sobey’s), is a trustee of the Royal Ontario Museum and is a member of the Jobs and Prosperity Council appointed by the Premier of Ontario.
Ms. Brooks has a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Western Ontario.
Michael Culhane Chief Financial Officer
Michael Culhane was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Company in February 2009. Mr. Culhane served as Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Lord & Taylor from 2004 to 2009 and held other executive financial positions with the May Department Stores Company from 1997 to 2004. Additionally, Mr. Culhane was a partner with Arthur Andersen LLP.
Mr. Culhane is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Culhane has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin.
Eileen DiLeo Executive Vice President, Store Operations
Eileen DiLeo was appointed as Executive Vice President, Store Operations of Hudson’s Bay Company in May 2013. Previously Ms. DiLeo was Senior Vice President, Store Operations of Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor. With 30 years of retail experience, Ms. DiLeo began her career at Bloomingdales and went on to join May Department Stores where she started as an Area Sales Manager progressing to VP General Manager, and senior operations roles at Lord & Taylor.
Ms. DiLeo has a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology in Business degree from Marywood University and an AAS degree in Fashion Buying and Merchandising from the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Lucas Evans Senior Vice President and Treasurer
Lucas Evans was appointed as Vice President and Treasurer of Hudson’s Bay Company in February 2012 and became Senior Vice President and Treasurer in October 2012. Previously Mr. Evans was Vice President at HBTC where he was responsible for acquisitions and capital structuring, including debt and equity financings.
Mr. Evans has a Master of Business Administration degree from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Georgetown University.
Kerry Mader Executive Vice President, Store Planning
Kerry Mader was appointed Executive Vice President, Store Planning of Hudson’s Bay Company in May 2013. Mr. Mader joined HBC in March 1978 at Hudson’s Bay in Manitoba. Over the past 35 years, he has held numerous executive positions within the Company including Store Manager of Hudson’s Bay Queen Street, Vice President of ISM, Store Planning and Construction and Senior Vice President of HBC Specialty, with responsibility for Home Outfitters, Designer Depot and Style Outlet stores.
A graduate of the UBC Retail Executive Development Program and the Babson College School of Executive Education in Strategic Planning and Management in Retailing, Mr. Mader’s many accomplishments include a Lifetime Achievement Award from Frontier School Division.
Marc Metrick Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
Marc Metrick was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Hudson’s Bay Company in April 2012. Mr. Metrick has over 15 years of experience in the retail industry, most recently at Saks Incorporated where he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. His career in retail has covered buying, merchandise planning, finance and strategy.
Mr. Metrick has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Boston University.
Mel Mitzel Senior Vice President, Financial Planning and Analytics
Mel Mitzel was appointed Senior Vice President, Financial Planning and Analytics, of Hudson’s Bay Company in February 2012. Previously Mr. Mitzel held the role of Senior Vice President Merchandise Planning and Allocation (January 2005). Mr. Mitzel has held various positions at the Hudson’s Bay Company for the past 34 years.
Mr. Mitzel holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan, an eMBA from Lansbridge University and a Certified Management Accountant designation.
Brian Pall President of Real Estate
Brian Pall was appointed the President of Real Estate, Hudson’s Bay Company in February 2012. Mr. Pall was previously President of Real Estate at HBTC. For 17 years until 2004, Mr. Pall was with The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., Inc., where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer, during which time he was on the Management Executive Committee.
Mr. Pall graduated from Brooklyn Law School and is admitted to the Bar of both New York and New Jersey. Mr. Pall received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Economics from the State University of New York at Oswego.
David Pickwoad Senior Vice-President and General Counsel
David Pickwoad was appointed as Vice-President, Legal Services of the Company in February 2011 and became Senior Vice-President and General Counsel in April 2012. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Pickwoad worked at Stikeman Elliott LLP and at Deloitte & Touche Corporate Finance.
Mr. Pickwoad is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and has a Bachelor of Arts degree and Bachelor of Civil Law degree from McGill University.
Sheila Rider Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Sheila Rider was appointed as Senior Vice President, Human Resources, of Hudson’s Bay Company in September 2012. Ms. Rider has extensive human resources experience at Hudson’s Bay Company
Ms. Rider has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Toronto and a post graduate certificate in Human Resources Management from Humber College.
Elizabeth Rodbell Executive Vice President, Chief Merchant
Elizabeth Rodbell was appointed as Executive Vice President, Chief Merchant, of the Hudson’s Bay Company in February 2012. Ms. Rodbell joined Lord & Taylor in 1985. Over the past 27 years Ms. Rodbell has held various management positions with Lord & Taylor, most recently as Executive Vice President Merchandising from 2008 to February 2012, and was a Senior Vice President General Merchandising Manager in various merchandising assignments at Lord & Taylor since 1992.
Ms. Rodbell has an Associate Arts degree from Wood Tobe-Coburn School.
Christopher Sim Senior Vice President, Finance
Christopher Sim was appointed as Senior Vice President, Finance, of the Hudson’s Bay Company in September 2011. Mr. Sim joined Lord & Taylor as Chief Financial Officer in 2009. Previously, Mr. Sim worked at Saks Incorporated holding the positions of Senior Vice President of Finance, Vice President Financial Planning & Analysis, and other operational finance functions. Over his 17 year career Mr. Sim has held various positions in the retail industry, including in the areas of general accounting, reporting and planning.
Mr. Sim has a BBA in Finance from Loyola University, Maryland.
William Tracy Executive Vice President, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Information Services
William Tracy was appointed as Executive Vice President, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Information Services of Hudson’s Bay Company in November, 2011. Previously he had served since June 2010 as Senior Vice-President, Logistics & Supply Chain of HBTC. Mr. Tracy has held various other positions with the Company in his career spanning over 16 years, including serving as Senior Vice-President MIS/Store Operations at Lord & Taylor.
Mr. Tracy has a Bachelors of Arts degree from Adelphi University.
Mary Turner Executive Vice President, Specialty and Private Brand Design & Development
Mary Turner was appointed as Executive Vice President, Specialty and Private Brand Design & Development, of Hudson’s Bay Company in February 2012. Ms. Turner has held various other positions with the Company primarily in womenswear, menswear and accessory merchandising. Prior to working with the Company Ms. Turner held senior roles in store operations and merchandising with Holt Renfrew for 12 years.
Ms. Turner has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto, Trinity College.
Donald Watros Chief Operating Officer
Donald Watros was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Hudson’s Bay Company in April 2009. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Watros held various financial positions at May Department Stores and served as Chief Administrative Officer for Saks Fifth Avenue for a period of three years.
Mr. Watros has a Master of Business Administration degree from Binghamton University and a Bachelors degree from Cornell University.
Todd Zator Senior Vice President, Financial Accounting and Reporting
Todd Zator was appointed as Senior Vice President, Financial Accounting and Reporting, of Hudson’s Bay Company in April 2013. Prior to working with the Company Mr. Zator held senior roles in finance and accounting, and most recently as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.
Mr. Zator holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Commerce and Economics from the University of Toronto and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.