Associated British Foods Plc processes and manufactures food products. It operates under four segments: Grocery, Sugar, Agriculture and Retail. The Grocery segment manufactures grocery products. The Sugar segment processes of sugar beet and sugar cane for sale. The Agriculture segment manufactures animal feeds, produces bakers' yeast and bakery ingredients. The Retail segment merchandises clothing and accessories through retail chains. The company is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
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 ABF, he was Managing Director of Westmill Foods, Allied Bakeries and George Weston Foods Ltd (Australia).
Other appointments: He is a non-executive of Wittington Investments Limited and a trustee of the Garfield Weston Foundation.
John Bason , Executive Director
John was appointed as Finance Director in May 1999. He was previously the finance director of Bunzl plc and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales.
Other appointments: He is a non-executive director of Compass Group PLC, a trustee of Voluntary Service Overseas and deputy chairman of the charity FareShare.
Charles Sinclair , Chairman
Charles 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.
Other appointments: He is non-executive director of SVG Capital plc.