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
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, B.A., M.B.A.
Chairman of the Corporation; Executive Chairman and President, Loblaw Companies Limited;
Chairman, Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust; Chair of
President’s Choice Bank; Director, Wittington Investments, Limited.
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.
President and Chief Executive Officer and former Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation;
director of Loblaw Companies Limited; former Chief Restructuring Officer and Chief
Financial Officer of Nortel Networks; former Chief Financial Officer and Director
of Hanson plc. and Marconi Corporation plc.; former Executive, Diageo plc.
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 1, 3, 4
Corporate Director; 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, 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, 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
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
Robert Sawyer 1
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 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 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