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 the Managing Partner of 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.

Lisa is a frequent speaker on retail best-in-class retail and innovation and is frequently quoted and sourced for media interviews.

In addition to her extensive retail background, Lisa is a member of the Canadian Research Group for the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC) and a founding board member of the Canadian Retail Educators Association.