Board of Directors

Sir 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 Deputy Chair of the Weston Family 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, qualifying in 1987. Martin was a partner at Slaughter and May from May 1994 until May 2019 practising as a corporate lawyer and prior to his retirement from the firm was head of one of its corporate groups. He joined the Wittington Board in July 2018 and became Wittington’s General Counsel in June 2019.

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.

Lindsay Pearson

Lindsay joined the Wittington board as Chief Financial Officer in 2021.  Prior to this, he was CFO of Oxford University and held divisional Finance Director positions at Centrica plc and British Telecom following an early career in management consulting with PwC.  Lindsay is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a graduate of Oxford University.

Alannah Weston

Alannah Weston is the Chairman of Selfridges Group, which brings together four iconic department stores: Selfridges in the UK, Holt Renfrew in Canada, De Bijenkorf in the Netherlands and Brown Thomas Arnotts in Ireland. Prior to becoming Chairman in 2019, Alannah served as Deputy Chairman of the Group, and previously for 10 years as Creative Director of Selfridges. Alannah is also Chairman of the Selfridges Group Foundation which has a particular focus on funding scientific research into the treatment of those affected by the neurodegenerative diseases of ageing, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. She is also a Trustee of the Garfield Weston Foundation in the 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.

Graham Weston

Graham Weston has spearheaded technology, business, and real estate development in Texas for over 30 years. Graham was a founder and later CEO and Chairman of Rackspace Managed Hosting, now Rackspace Technology, Inc., the phenomenally successful global tech company which was sold to Apollo Global Management in 2016 for $4.3B. Today Graham owns the flourishing real estate concern Weston Urban and is CEO of Weston Ventures. Graham has a special interest in science and education. His personal mission is to create constructive environments for start-ups and entrepreneurs to flourish in Texas through his philanthropic work at his 80/20 Foundation. Graham graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the Dept. of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M.