The Foundation was established in 1958 by Garfield Weston and the Trustees today are his direct descendants. They bring a broad range of knowledge and experience across both commercial and charitable sectors.
A daughter of the founder Garfield Weston, Camilla has served as a Trustee for over 30 years. After graduating from McGill University in Quebec, Camilla worked at Fortnum & Mason for two years before joining a luxury cookware retailer in Ontario. Camilla served on the Board of Directors of Fortnum & Mason for 33 years and she is also a Trustee of the Weston Foundation in Canada, a separate charity.
A granddaughter of the founder, Kate graduated from Bristol University and worked across all departments in the luxury food and retailing business Fortnum & Mason. Kate became a Director of the business in 1998, a non-executive Director in 2005 and subsequently Chairman in 2008, succeeding her sister Jana Khayat. Kate is married with five children and lives in Hertfordshire.
Jana studied History at Oxford before joining Fortnum & Mason. She succeeded her father, Garry Weston, as Chair of Fortnum’s in 2000, a position she held for eight years. Jana became a Trustee of the Foundation in 1994. Jana lives in Devon and is married with three children. She is a granddaughter of the founder.
Educated at Durham University, Sophia has worked in publishing and journalism in addition to over 20 years’ experience in effective grant making. Sophia managed The Garfield Weston Foundation during the latter years of her father Garry Weston's chairmanship before she became a Trustee in 1994. Sophia lives in London and is married with three children. Sophia is Garfield Weston’s granddaughter.
Eliza is a granddaughter of the Founder and studied History at the University of William and Mary in Virginia. She has had a broad ranging career including law and teaching and she has travelled extensively. Eliza has lived in the UK and currently lives in British Columbia where she farms; she is also involved in the separate family foundation in Canada.
Melissa has a background in international development including human rights and public health projects in Cambodia and microcredit programmes in Peru. Melissa joined the Board of the Garfield Weston Foundation in 2008 and is also a Board member of a number of other charitable and philanthropic organisations. Melissa lives with her family in Kent and is a granddaughter of the founder.
A grandson of Garfield Weston and son of the late Garry Weston, Guy studied at Oxford University and INSEAD. Guy’s career began in investment banking before he moved to Associated British Foods plc where he became Managing Director of Jacksons of Piccadilly and The Ryvita Co. Guy has been Chairman of Wittington Investments and the Garfield Weston Foundation since 2000; he is married with four children.
George studied at Oxford and has an MBA from Harvard. He has been Chief Executive of Associated British Foods (ABF) since 2005 and has been a member of the ABF Board since 1999. George’s previous roles have included Managing Director of Westmill Foods, Allied Bakeries and George Weston Foods Ltd (Australia). George is married with four children and is a grandson of Garfield Weston.
Galen Weston is one of Garfield Weston’s sons. He is the Executive Chairman of George Weston Limited, a company founded by his grandfather, George Weston, in 1882 that now processes and distributes food products throughout North America. He is also the Chairman of Selfridges Group Limited.