Thursday, January 19, 2017

Weston Jr. takes over

Galen G. Weston has been appointed chief executive officer of George Weston Ltd., a company that his father led for decades before stepping aside last year as part of a staged succession plan at the company that controls the Loblaw grocery business.

Galen, who is 44, has been chairman and chief executive officer at Loblaws since September when his father, now 76, retired.

Galen has also been chairman at George Weston Ltd.

Luc Mongeau has been appointed president of Weston Foods  and Sara Davis, has been appointed president at Loblaws where she was the chief administrative officer.

Paviter Binning – who had been chief executive officer at George Weston Ltd. since March 2016 – has been appointed a special adviser to the Weston family’s private Wittington Investments Ltd.