THE WHAT? Hudson’s Bay has announced the appointment of Liz Rodbell as President and CEO. Rodbell is an HBC veteran, having served as President of Hudson’s Bay from 2013-2017.
THE DETAILS Sophia Hwang-Judiesch is stepping down from her role of President of Hudson’s Bay to pursue another opportunity.
The Canadian retailer also named Michael Culhane COO and CFO of Hudson’s Bay. Culhane has served as the Chief Financial Officer of HBC LP since 2020, and will help drive the growth plans for Hudson’s Bay, reporting to Rodbell.
THE WHY? Richard Baker, Governor and Executive Chairman of HBC, said “I am delighted to welcome Liz back to the HBC family, and I am certain she will drive the continued transformation of Hudson’s Bay to deliver the most exciting shopping experience for Canadian customers.” He added, “When she was last with the company, Liz drove 22 percent sales growth for Hudson’s Bay.”