Lisa Butler (2019 Annual)

Chief Talent and Diversity Officer and Interim Chief Human Resources Officer, Asia

As Manulife’s Chief Talent & Diversity Officer, Lisa Butler is responsible for ensuring that Manulife has the top-notch talent it needs to stay ahead as digital transforms the insurance industry landscape.

To accomplish this goal, Lisa works in partnership with Manulife’s business and Human Resources (HR) leadership to ensure the Company attracts, develops and retains a high performing global workforce. As leader of the Global Talent Centre of Expertise (COE), she provides thought leadership in the areas of talent acquisition strategy, talent development, succession, workforce planning, and diversity and inclusion. Lisa and her team develop and deliver programs that are effective across Manulife’s global organization, while also being locally relevant across the range of markets in which the Company operates. Currently, Lisa is also serving an interim role as Head of HR for Manulife Asia.

Since Lisa joined Manulife in 2003, she has held a variety of senior positions in HR. Most recently as Vice President, HR Partner, Canadian Division, she played a key role in the successful integration of the Standard Life team. Lisa was also instrumental in driving the leadership and culture agenda in Canadian Division, and in developing and executing a plan for addressing the Division’s talent priorities.

Before joining Manulife, Lisa led the Client Services practice for a large executive search firm. She has a Masters Degree in Political Science from the University of Guelph.