Lisa is one of three owners of the Pacific Investment Corporation, a family-owned real estate holdings and investment company, where she has several governance roles. She also leads the family’s private foundation, the Vancouver-based Wolverton Foundation, which is dedicated to elevating exposure to the arts and facilitating artistic programs for children who would otherwise be excluded from these opportunities. The foundation has provided a permanent home for The Sarah McLachlan School of Music, its primary grantee partner, for over ten years.
In addition to the family’s business, Lisa is an active philanthropist and impact investor. She is the President of Forward Global Canada, leading Canadian membership development for its parent organization, Forward Global, a community of 400 global philanthropic funders tackling today’s biggest problems through learning, community and action. She joined Forward Global’s board in 2018 and was the chair of the US and UK boards from 2019 – 2021.
Lisa currently sits on the Board of Directors for The Fuller Project, the global newsroom dedicated to groundbreaking reporting that catalyzes positive change for women, and from 2021 to 2023 was a member of the Council of Advocates for the Freedom Fund, a global fund whose sole aim is ending slavery and exploitation. She is also a former member of the President’s Council of the International Crisis Group, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing and resolving deadly conflict.
A passionate advocate for youth, Lisa has worked for many years to improve the lives of children in Canada. She has has served on the Board of Directors of UNICEF Canada, the Board of Directors of Family Services of the North Shore, and was a mentor for the Loran Scholarship Foundation of Canada.