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.
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.; former Executive, Diageo plc.
A. Charles Baillie, O.C., B.A., M.B.A., LL.D.2*,3
Corporate Director; Chair, Alberta Investment Management Corporation; 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.
Darren Entwistle 5
President,Chief Executive Officer and a Director of TELUS Corporation; Board
Member, Canadian Council of Chief Executives; former Director, TD Bank Financial
Group, McGill University, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Leading Edge Endowment
Fund; former Chair, Royal Conservatory of Music’s Capital Campaign; Honorary
Fellow of the Royal Conservatory.
Anthony R. Graham, LL.D.1,3,4
President and Director, Wittington Investments, Limited, Selfridges Group 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, Grupo Calidra, S.A. de C.V.; Holt, Renfrew & Co., Limited, Power
Corporation of Canada, Power Financial Corporation, Selfridges & Co. Ltd.;
Director, Art Gallery of Ontario, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, St.
Michael’s Hospital, Trans Canada Trail Foundation and Luminato; Chairman, Ontario
Arts Foundation and the Shaw Festival Theatre Endowment Foundation.
John S. Lacey, B.A.
Consultant to the Chairman of the Board of the Corporation and Loblaw; Chairman
of the Advisory Board, Brookfield Private Equity Group; former Chairman, Alderwoods
Group, Inc.; 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.; former Director, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.
Isabelle Marcoux, B.A., LL.B.5*
Chair, Board of Directors, Transcontinental Inc.; Director, Rogers Communications
Inc.and Power Corporation of Canada; Selection Committee, Canadian Business
Hall of Fame., Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal.
Sarabjit (Sabi) S. Marwah 2
Vice-Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of The Bank of Nova Scotia; Director,
Cineplex Inc.; former Director, Torstar Corporation; Board Member, Hospital
for Sick Children; former Chair, Humber River Regional Hospital; former
Member of the Board, the C.D. Howe Institute.
Gordon M. Nixon, C.M., O.Ont.
Corporate Director; Board of Directors, BCE Inc.; Former President and Chief
Executive Officer, Royal Bank of Canada; Former Chief Executive Officer, RBC
Dominion Securities Inc.; Chairman, MaRS Discovery District; Chair, Queen’s
University Capital Campaign; Former Chair, Ontario Premier’s Jobs and Prosperity
J. Robert S. Prichard, O.C., O.Ont., LL.B., M.B.A., LL.M., LL.D.1,3*,4
Non-Executive Chair, Torys LLP; Chairman, former President and Chief Executive
Officer, Metrolinx; former President and Chief Executive Officer and former
Director, Torstar Corporation; former Director, Four Seasons Hotels Inc.;
President Emeritus, University of Toronto; Director, Bank of Montreal, Onex
Corporation; Trustee, Hospital for Sick Children; Chairman, Penguin Canada;
Member, Canada’s Economic Advisory Council and Ontario’s Economic Panel.
Thomas F. Rahilly, B.A., M.A., LL.B. 2,3,4,5
Corporate Director; Retired Vice-Chairman, RBC Capital Markets; former Director,
Wittington; former Chairman, Board of Trustees, Trinity College at the University
Barbara Stymiest 2,4*
Corporate Director; Chair and Director, Blackberry; Director, SunLife Financial
Inc., Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and 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 Partner of Ernst & Young LLP; active with CICA’s Accounting
Oversight Committee, United Way Campaign Cabinet, and the Royal Ontario Museum.
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