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.

W. Galen Weston, O.C., B.A., LL.D.

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.

Pavi Binning

Pavi Binning

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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 Council.

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

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.

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 of Toronto.

Barbara Stymiest

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