Associated British Foods PLC (ABF.L)
ABF.L on London Stock Exchange
17 Jan 2018
17 Jan 2018
Change (% chg)
|69||2009||Non-Executive Chairman of the Board|
|53||2005||Chief Executive, Executive Director|
|61||1999||Finance Director, Executive Director|
|63||2014||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|60||2007||Senior Independent Non-Executive Director|
|61||2006||Independent Non-Executive Director|
|56||2017||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|61||2016||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|Mr. Charles Sinclair serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Associated British Foods PLC. He was appointed a non-executive director in October 2008 and as Chairman in April 2009. With wide business experience of both the UK and overseas, his executive career was latterly with Daily Mail and General Trust plc, where he was chief executive from 1989 until he retired from that role and the board in September 2008.|
|Mr. George G. Weston serves as Chief Executive, Executive Director of Associated British Foods PLC. He 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). He is a non-executive director of Wittington Investments Limited and a trustee of the Garfield Weston Foundation.|
|Mr. John George Bason serves as Finance Director, Executive Director of Associated British Foods PLC. He was appointed as Finance Director in May 1999. He has extensive international business experience and an in-depth knowledge of the industry. He was previously the finance director of Bunzl plc and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is a non-executive director of Compass Group PLC, a trustee of Voluntary Service Overseas and chairman of the charity FareShare.|
|Mrs. Emma Adamo serves as Non-Executive Director of Associated British Foods PLC. She was appointed as a director in December 2011. She was educated at Stanford University and INSEAD in France. She is a director of Wittington Investments Limited, and of the W. Garfield Weston Foundation in Canada.|
|Dr. Wolfhart G. Hauser serves as Non-Executive Director of the Company. He was appointed a director in January 2015. Starting his career with various research activities, he went on to establish and lead a broad range of successful international service industry businesses. He was chief executive of Intertek Group plc for ten years until he retired from that role and the board in May 2015. He was previously chief executive officer and president of TÜV Süddeutschland AG for four years and chief executive officer of TÜV Product Services for ten years. He is chairman of FirstGroup plc and senior independent director of RELX Group plc and its listed parent companies RELX PLC and RELX NV.|
|Ms. Ruth Cairnie serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She was appointed a director in May 2014. She has extensive overseas experience including international marketing and supply chain. Ruth was formerly Executive Vice President Strategy & Planning at Royal Dutch Shell Plc. This role followed a number of senior international roles within Shell, including Vice President of their Global Commercial Fuels business. She is a physicist by qualification. She is a non-executive director of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc.|
|Mr. Timothy Clarke serves as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Associated British Foods PLC. He was appointed a director in November 2004 and has been Senior Independent Director since December 2007. Tim has extensive experience of retailing. Until 2009, he was chief executive of Mitchells & Butlers plc, following its demerger from Six Continents PLC where he also held the position of chief executive. Previously he had been a partner of Panmure Gordon & Co before joining Bass PLC in 1990. He is chairman of Birmingham Airport. He is also a non-executive director of two pub and brewing companies, Hall & Woodhouse Limited, and Timothy Taylor & Company Limited, and of Triple Point VCT 2011 PLC.|
|Mr. Javier Ferran serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of Associated British Foods PLC. He was appointed a director in November 2006. He spent the earlier part of his career with Bacardi Group, where latterly he served as president and chief executive officer. He has in-depth knowledge of consumer brands on an international basis and in international financing. He is a partner at Lion Capital LLP, a Londonbased private equity firm. He is also chairman of Diageo plc and a non-executive director of Coca-Cola European Partners plc.|
|Mr. Michael George Alexander McLintock serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the company. Michael was appointed a director in November 2017. He has in-depth knowledge of the financial sector and proven experience of growing businesses. Michael retired as chief executive of M&G 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 Barings. He is a trustee of the Grosvenor Estate, a non-executive director of Grosvenor Group Limited, a member of the MCC’s Finance Committee, a special advisor to Neptune Investment Management and member of The Takeover Appeal Board.|
|Mr. Richard Reid serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He was formerly a partner at KPMG LLP, having joined the firm in 1980. From 2008, he 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. He is chairman of National Heart and Lung Institute Foundation and senior advisor to Bank of China UK.|
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