Board of Directors

The role of the Board is to provide governance and stewardship to George Weston Limited. Its role is to review corporate strategy, assign responsibility to management for achievement of that strategy, establish limitations on the authority delegated to management, and monitor performance against approved objectives. In fulfilling this role, the Board regularly reviews management’s strategic plans so that they continue to be responsive to the changing business environment in which the company operates

The Board oversees Weston’s approach to corporate governance, succession planning, risk management activities, internal control over financial reporting, disclosure controls and procedures, and information systems to ensure that we accurately and fairly report information to shareholders, other stakeholders and the public.

In addition, the Board is required to appoint corporate officers, and ensure the integrity, ethical and legal conduct of senior management and the company as a whole.

Galen G. Weston

Galen G. Weston, B.A., M.B.A.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation; Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Loblaw Companies Limited; Chairman, Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust; Chair of President’s Choice Bank; Director, Wittington Investments, Limited.

Alannah Weston

Alannah Weston 2

Deputy Chairman, former Creative Director, Selfridges Group Limited; Chair, Selfridges Group Foundation; Board member, Blue Marine Foundation and Reta Lila Howard Foundation; Director, Wittington Investments, Limited.

Isabelle Marcoux

Isabelle Marcoux, B.A., LL.B.2*

Chair, Board of Directors, Transcontinental Inc.; Director, Rogers Communications Inc. and Power Corporation of Canada; Director of the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation; former member, Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal; former member, Selection Committee, Canadian Business Hall of Fame.

Sarabjit (Sabi) S. Marwah

Sarabjit (Sabi) S. Marwah 1, 3

Senator, Senate of Canada; Former Vice-Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of The Bank of Nova Scotia; Director, Cineplex Inc. and TELUS Corporation; former Director, Torstar Corporation; Trustee, Hospital for Sick Children; Member of the Board of Directors, Toronto International Film Festival; former Chair, Humber River Regional Hospital; former Member of the Board, the C.D. Howe Institute.

Gordon M. Nixon

Gordon M. Nixon, C.M., O.Ont.1, 3

Corporate Director; Chair, BCE Inc. and BlackRock, Inc.; Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Royal Bank of Canada; Former Chief Executive Officer, RBC Dominion Securities Inc.; Advisory Board, KingSett Canadian Real Estate Income Fund; Chairman, MaRS Discovery District; Chair, Queen’s University Capital Campaign.

J. Robert S. Prichard

J. Robert S. Prichard, O.C., O.Ont., LL.B., M.B.A., LL.M., LL.D.3*, 4

Non-Executive Chair, Torys LLP; Chair, former President and Chief Executive Officer, Metrolinx; Chair, Bank of Montreal; Director, Onex Corporation and Barrick Gold Corporation; former President and Chief Executive Officer and former Director, Torstar Corporation; President Emeritus, University of Toronto; Trustee, Hospital for Sick Children.

Thomas F. Rahilly

Thomas F. Rahilly, B.A., M.A., LL.B.2, 3, 4*

Corporate Director; Retired Vice-Chairman, RBC Capital Markets; former Director, Wittington; former Chairman, Board of Trustees, Trinity College at the University of Toronto.

Robert Sawyer

Robert Sawyer 1, 2

Corporate Director; Former President and Chief Executive Officer, RONA Inc.; Former Chief Operating Officer of Metro Inc.; Director, Canadian Council Grocery Distribution; Director & President, Canadian Produce Marketing Association; Director & President, Quebec Produce Association; Director, Accueil Bonneau.

Christie Strauss

Christi Strauss 1, 2

Corporate Director; Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Cereal Partners Worldwide, a General Mills joint venture with Nestlé; Past Chair of Advertising Standards Canada, Canadian Food Information Council; Former Board member, The Stratford Festival, Food and Consumer Products Canada.

Barbara Stymiest

Barbara Stymiest 1*, 3, 4

Corporate Director; Chair and Director, Blackberry; Director, SunLife Financial Inc.; Director, President’s Choice Bank; Chair, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research; Trustee, University Health Network; former Member, Group Executive, Royal Bank of Canada; former Chief Executive Officer, TSX Group Inc.; Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, BMO Nesbitt Burns and former Partner of Ernst & Young LLP; Chair, BoardLeadership Council for the Ivey Institute for Leadership; active with, United Way Campaign Cabinet, and the Royal Ontario Museum.


1 Audit Committee
2 Environmental, Health and Safety Committee
3 Governance, Human Resource, Nominating and Compensation Committee
4 Pension Committee
* Chair of the Committee