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
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.
W. Galen Weston, O.C., B.A., LL.D. 1*
Executive Chairman of the Corporation; former Chairman, Loblaw Companies Limited;
Chairman, Holt, Renfrew & Co., Limited, Brown Thomas Group Limited and Selfridges
& Co. Ltd.; President, The W. Garfield Weston Foundation; Director,
Associated British Foods plc; Member, Advisory Board of Columbia University.
President and former Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation; former 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.
A. Charles Baillie, O.C., B.A., M.B.A., LL.D.2*,3
Corporate Director; Chair, Alberta Investment Management Company; Retired
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Dominion Bank; Director, Canadian
National Railway Company and TELUS Corporation; Chancellor Emeritus, Queen’s
University; Chair, Art Gallery of Ontario’s Board of Trustees; former
Chair of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives.
Warren Bryant, B.S., M.B.A.2,5*
Corporate Director; former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Longs
Drug Stores; former Executive of Kroger Co.; Member of the Executive Advisory Committee,
Portland State University Food Industry Leadership Center; former Chairman of the
Board of Directors and former member of the Board Executive Committee, National
Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS); former member of the Board of Directors,
California Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
Peter B.M. Eby, B.Comm., M.B.A.1
Corporate Director; Former Vice-Chairman and Director, Nesbitt Burns Inc.;
former Executive, Nesbitt Burns Inc. and its predecessor companies; former Chairman,
Olympic Trust; Director, Leon’s Furniture Limited, Sixty Split Corporation,
R. Split II Corporation and TD Asset Management USA Funds Inc.
Darren Entwistle 2
President and Chief Executive Officer, TELUS Corporation; Board Member, Canadian
Council of Chief Executives; Member of the Board, McGill University; former Director,
TD Bank Financial Group, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Leading Edge Endowment Fund;
former Chair, Royal Conservatory of Music’s Capital Campaign.
Anthony R. Graham, LL.D.1,3,4*
President and Director, Wittington Investments, Limited; President and Chief Executive
Officer, Sumarria Inc.; former Vice-Chairman and Director, National Bank Financial;
Chairman and Director, President’s Choice Bank; Director, Loblaw Companies
Limited, Brown Thomas Group Limited, Graymont Limited, Holt, Renfrew & Co.,
Limited, Power Corporation of Canada, Power Financial Corporation, Selfridges &
Co. Ltd., De Bijenkorf B.V. Grupo Calidra, S.A. de C.V. and Victoria Square Ventures
Inc.; Director, Art Gallery of Ontario, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research,
Ontario Arts Foundation, St. Michael’s Hospital and Luminato; Chairman, Shaw
Festival Theatre Endowment Foundation and The Branksome Hall Foundation.
John S. Lacey, B.A.
Consultant to the Chairman of the Board; Chairman of the Advisory Board, Brookfield
Special Situations Funds; former President and Chief Executive Officer of The Oshawa
Group (now part of Sobeys Inc.); Director, Loblaw Companies Limited, TELUS Corporation
and Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd.
Isabelle Marcoux, B.A., LL.B.5
Vice-Chair, Board of Directors and Vice-President, Corporate Development, Transcontinental
Inc.; Director, Rogers Communications Inc.; Board Member Power Corporation of Canada,
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal; Chair
Tel-jeunes’ capital campaign.
J. Robert S. Prichard, O.C., O.Ont., LL.B., M.B.A., LL.M., LL.D.1,3*,4
Chair, Torys LLP; Chairman, former President and Chief Executive Officer, Metrolinx;
Past President and Chief Executive Officer and former Director, Torstar Corporation;
President Emeritus, University of Toronto; Director, Bank of Montreal, Onex
Corporation and Toronto Community Foundation; Chairman, the Visiting Committee
for Harvard Law School; Vice-Chair, Canada’s Science Technology and
Innovation Council; Trustee, Hospital for Sick Children.
Thomas F. Rahilly, B.A., M.A., LL.B. 2,4,5
Corporate Director; Retired Vice-Chairman, RBC Capital Markets.
Barbara Stymiest 2,4
Group Head, RBC; former Chief Executive Officer, TSX Group Inc.; Director, Symcor
Inc., the Canadian Bankers Association, Research in Motion Limited, Canadian Institute
for Advanced Research, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute; active
with CICA’s Accounting Oversight Committee, United Way Campaign, and Hincks-Dellcrest
1 Executive Committee
2 Audit Committee
3 Governance, Human Resource, Nominating and Compensation Committee
4 Pension Committee
5 Environmental, Health and Safety Committee
* Chair of the Committee