Manulife appoints Chief Talent & Diversity Officer


TORONTO, April 28, 2016 /CNW/ - Manulife Financial Corporation (Manulife) announced that Lisa Butler has been appointed Chief Talent & Diversity Officer. In this newly created global role, Ms. Butler will be responsible for ensuring Manulife attracts, develops and retains a high performing global workforce.  She will also be responsible for ensuring that all employees feel valued, and respected and contribute to the success of the company, driving innovation and the customer-centric strategy.  She reports directly to Stephani Kingsmill, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, and will be providing progress updates to the Company's Board of Directors.

"We brought these talent and diversity roles together because recruitment and retention depend heavily on inclusion and diversity," said Stephani Kingsmill, Executive Vice President, Human Resources. "We want to capitalize on the power of diversity inside the company to win outside the company. With a high-performing culture where diversity of thought thrives, we will drive innovation and create greater customer satisfaction."

Ms. Butler has held several senior positions in Human Resources over her 12 years with Manulife, including roles focused on the acquisition, management and development of talent. She most recently oversaw the successful integration of Standard Life employees.

About Manulife
Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group providing forward-thinking solutions to help people with their big financial decisions.  We operate as John Hancock in the United States, and Manulife elsewhere.  We provide financial advice, insurance and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions.  At the end of 2015, we had approximately 34,000 employees, 63,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving 20 million customers.  At the end of December 2015, we had $935 billion (US$676 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made more than $24.6 billion in benefits, interest and other payments to our customers.  Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 100 years.  With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.  Follow Manulife on Twitter @ManulifeNews or visit or

SOURCE Manulife Financial Corporation

For further information: Media Contact: Bev MacLean, Manulife, 416-852-8501,, @ManulifeNews


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