Bonnie Brooks

Bonnie Brooks

Vice Chairman, Hudson's Bay Company

The seasoned department store executive brought fashionable new brands to the retailer, and was involved in the acquisition of Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Bonnie Brooks was appointed vice chairman of Hudson’s Bay Company in 2013 after having acted as the president and chief executive of the company since 2008. Since her appointment, Brooks has re-edited the store's product offerings, bringing in new lines and reinvigorating merchandising, displays and marketing.

At the time of her appointment, Richard Baker, the owner of Lord & Taylor who bought Hudson's Bay Company in 2008, told the Financial Post, “Business is very good [and] we really thought this was a great time to leverage Bonnie’s creative capability to grow multiple businesses rather than having her spend as much time as she was on the day to day operations.” Brooks is likely to play a more strategic role in the international operations of Baker’s growing luxury retail empire.


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