Guy Weston has been Chairman of Wittington Investments Limited and the Garfield Weston Foundation since 2000. Guy’s career began in investment banking before he moved to Associated British Foods plc as Managing Director of Jacksons of Piccadilly and then The Ryvita Co. Guy studied at Oxford University and INSEAD.
Emma Adamo graduated from Stanford University and has an MBA from INSEAD. She is a Director of ABF and a Trustee of the W. Garfield Weston Foundation in Canada. Emma joined the Wittington Board in 2011.
Sir Harry Djanogly
Sir Harry joined the WIL board in 2009 as a non-executive director. His background is in the textiles industry where he built and ran Coats Viyella and predecessor companies. He has extensive experience as a non-executive of public and private companies and is a well-known philanthropist with particular focus in education and the arts.
Martin Hattrell was educated at Ampleforth College, Yorkshire and read Literae Humaniores at The Queen’s College, Oxford. After Oxford he studied law at The College of Law and undertook his articles at Slaughter and May in the City, qualifying in 1987. Martin has been a partner at Slaughter and May since 1994, practicing as Corporate Lawyer across a broad range of areas including M&A (public and private), equity capital markets and general corporate legal advice and is head of one of the corporate groups at Slaughter and May.
Kate Hobhouse graduated from Bristol University and has worked across all departments in Fortnum & Mason before becoming Director in 1998, non-executive-Director in 2005 and subsequently as Chairman in 2008. Kate joined the Wittington Board in October 2000 and is also a Trustee of the Garfield Weston Foundation.
Charles joined Wittington in 2001 and is responsible for the investment strategy. Before joining he worked in investment banking in both M&A and equity research for BZW and as a management consultant for Braxton Associates/Deloitte Consulting. Charles studied Economics at Durham University and gained an MBA from Columbia Business School. Charles joined the board in 2012.
Galen is Chairman Emeritus of George Weston Limited, one of North America’s largest food processing and distribution companies. Galen is also Chairman of Selfridges Group, which includes Selfridges & Co. (UK), Holt Renfrew (Canada), Brown Thomas (Ireland), and de Bijenkorf (Holland). He is Chairman of The W. Garfield Weston Foundation (a Canadian charitable foundation) and a Trustee of the Garfield Weston Foundation (UK).
After several years of living and working in Shanghai for ABM Foods (Beijing) Co Ltd Garth returned to the UK and joined the Fortnum & Mason Board and in 2015 joined the Wittington Board. Garth studied engineering at Newcastle University and has an MBA from INSEAD.
George is Chief Executive of ABF, a post he has held since 2005, holding the role of deputy Chairman before that. In his former roles at ABF, George was Managing Director of Westmill Foods, Allied Bakeries and George Weston Foods Ltd (Australia). George studied PPE at Oxford and was a Baker Scholar at Harvard Business School and is a Trustee of the Garfield Weston Foundation. George joined the Wittington Investments Board in August 1993.
For close to 30 years, Graham Weston has played a prominent role in technology, business and real estate development in San Antonio. He was an early investor in, then CEO and Chairman of Rackspace, the managed hosting company that pioneered cloud computing. As Chairman of the Board, Graham oversaw its 2008 initial public offering as a global company, operating on four continents, which grew to more than $2B in revenues and over 6,000 employees. Rackspace was traded on the New York Stock Exchange until its purchase by Apollo Global Management in 2016 for $4.3 billion dollars. While at Rackspace, Graham served on the Board of Regents at Texas Lutheran University and was widely recognized for his contributions to the business community in San Antonio, as well as for his active participation and leadership in city planning. Weston also established the Open Cloud Academy, a full-time cyber-security boot camp for students who wish to achieve industry-recognized certifications and gain hands-on experience. He then founded Geekdom, a tech startup incubator and co-working space, in the historic Rand building, which he then acquired in 2013 after founding Weston Urban. Graham is the owner of Weston Properties, with its flagship 32-story Weston Centre and is also now the CEO of Weston Ventures. In 2018, Graham built The Frost Tower, the new office high-rise designed by world-renowned architects Pelli Clarke Pelli that has transformed the San Antonio skyline. Later that same year, Weston’s 80-20 Foundation made a gift of $15 million dollars to create a School of Data Science at UT San Antonio’s expanded downtown campus, which is expected to grow to more than 10,000 students.