Paul Beesley has been named chief financial officer of Hudson’s Bay Co., effective June 1. He succeeds Michael Culhane, who resigned the post in February.
Most recently, Beesley spent 14 years with Empire Co. Ltd., a Canadian firm with operations in retailing and related real estate. At Empire, his positions included chief corporate development officer of the Sobeys Inc. unit and executive vice president and cfo of Empire. His work at Empire included strategies that resulted in the acquisition of Canada Safeway and the creation of an Empire-related real estate investment trust.
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