Board of Directors

Guy Weston

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

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

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

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 Mason

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 Weston

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).

Garth Weston

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 Weston

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.

Grainger Weston

Grainger Weston is the eldest son of Garfield Weston and throughout his life has been a successful businessman and entrepreneur. His portfolio includes a wide range of ventures from food manufacturing and distribution in the United States, to luxury resorts and property holdings in the Caribbean. In 2018 he was honored with an Order of Distinction in the rank of Officer (OD) by the Prime Minister of Jamaica for his service to the tourism industry. Grainger also has extensive land holdings throughout Texas.