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Associated British Foods Plc

Associated British Foods Plc

Sector: Flour And Other Grain Mill Products Region: United Kingdom

: | London Stock Exchange: ABF | Frankfurt Stock Exchange: AFO1

Associated British Foods is a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group with sales of £13.3bn and 113,000 employees in 47 countries, headquartered in London. It has significant businesses in Europe, southern Africa, the Americas, China and Australia. It aims to achieve strong, sustainable leadership positions in markets that offer potential for profitable growth, and deliver quality products and services that are central to people’s lives. The business comprises five segments: Retail; Sugar; Agriculture; Grocery; and Ingredients.


George Weston, Executive Director
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.

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