Board of Directors

  • Michael McLintock

    Chairman

    Michael was appointed a director in November 2017 and Chairman in April 2018. He was formerly Chief Executive of M&G, retiring in 2016, having joined the company in 1992 and been appointed Chief Executive in 1997. In 1999 he oversaw the sale of M&G to Prudential plc where he served as an Executive Director from 2000 until 2016. Previously he held roles in investment management at Morgan Grenfell and in corporate finance at Morgan Grenfell and Barings.

    Other appointments:

    • Trustee of the Grosvenor Estate
    • Non-Executive Chairman of Grosvenor Group Limited
    • Chairman of The Investor Forum CIC
    • Member of the Advisory Board of Bestport Private Equity Limited
    • Member of the Takeover Appeal Board
    • Member of the MCC Committee
  • George Weston

    Chief Executive

    George was appointed to the Board in 1999 and took up his current appointment as Chief Executive in April 2005. In his former roles at Associated British Foods, he was Managing Director of Westmill Foods, Allied Bakeries and George Weston Foods Limited (Australia).


    Other appointments:

    • Non-Executive Director of Wittington Investments Limited
    • Trustee of the Garfield Weston Foundation
    • Trustee of the British Museum
  • Eoin Tonge 

    Finance Director

    Eoin was appointed a director in February 2023 and as Finance Director in April 2023. He previously held positions as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer at Marks and Spencer Group Plc, Chief Financial Officer of Greencore Group plc and Managing Director of Greencore’s grocery division and Chief Strategy Officer.

    Other appointments:

    • None
  • Dame Heather Rabbatts

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Dame Heather Rabbatts was appointed a director on 1 March 2021 and has been Senior Independent Director since 1 May 2023. Heather has held a number of executive and non-executive roles including in local government, infrastructure, media and sports. She has previously been a Non-Executive Director of Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, a Non-Executive Director of Kier Group plc and was the first woman on the Board of the Football Association in over 150 years. She continues to work in film and sports.

    Other appointments:

    • Chair of Soho Theatre
    • Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of M&C Saatchi plc
  • Emma Adamo

    Non-Executive Director

    Emma was appointed a director in December 2011. She was educated at Stanford University and has an MBA from INSEAD. She has served as a director/trustee on a number of non-profit and Foundation boards in the UK and Canada.

    Other appointments:

    • Director of Wittington Investments Limited
  • Graham Allan

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Graham was appointed a director in September 2018 and became chair of the Remuneration Committee in May 2023. Graham was formerly the Group Chief Executive of Dairy Farm International Holdings Limited, a pan-Asian retailer. Prior to joining Dairy Farm, he was President and Chief Executive Officer at Yum! Restaurants International. Graham has previously held various senior positions in multinational food and beverage companies with operations across the globe and has lived and worked in Australia, Asia, the US and Europe. 

    Other appointments:

    • Senior Independent Director of Intertek Group plc
    • Senior Independent Director of InterContinental Hotels Group PLC
    • Non-Executive Director of Americana Restaurants International PLC
    • Non-Executive Chairman of Bata International
    • Director of IKANO Pte Ltd
    • Strategic Advisor to Nando’s Group Holdings Limited
  • Kumsal Bayazit

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Kumsal was appointed a director in December 2023. Kumsal is currently Chief Executive Officer of Elsevier. Since 2004, Kumsal has held multiple management positions at RELX Group, including as Chief Strategy Officer, President of Reed Exhibitions and, until 2023, as Chair of the RELX Technology Forum, responsible for technology, risk management and cyber security strategy across the RELX Group. Prior to joining RELX, Kumsal spent several years at Bain & Company in its New York, Los Angeles, Johannesburg and Sydney offices.

    Other appointments:

    • Chief Executive Officer of Elsevier
    • Non-Executive Director of Preqin
  • Annie Murphy

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Annie was appointed a director in September 2023. Annie has held senior roles at fast moving consumer goods and retail companies including PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble and, most recently, as SVP, Global Chief Commercial Officer – Brands and International at Walgreens Boots Alliance until January 2023. 

    Other appointments:

    • Deputy Chair and Board Member of the British Beauty Council
  • Richard Reid

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Richard was appointed a director in April 2016. He was formerly a partner at KPMG LLP (‘KPMG’), having joined the firm in 1980. From 2008, Richard served as London Chairman at KPMG until he retired from that role and KPMG in September 2015. Previously, Richard was KPMG’s UK Chairman of the High Growth Markets group and Chairman of the firm’s Consumer and Industrial Markets group.

    Other appointments:

    • Chairman of National Heart and Lung Foundation
    • Deputy Chairman of Berry Bros & Rudd
    • Senior Advisor to Bank of China UK
    • Warden and Member of the Court of the Goldsmiths’ Company

Our use of cookies

We use necessary cookies to make our site work. We’d also like to set optional analytics cookies to help us improve it. We won’t set optional cookies unless you enable them. Using this tool will set a cookie on your device to remember your preferences.

For more detailed information about the cookies we use, see our Cookie policy


Analytics cookies

We’d like to set Google Analytics cookies to help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone.

For more detailed information about the cookies we use, see our Cookie policy

: