ABF appoints Weston to head Australia, New Zealand area

by Emily Buckley
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LONDON Associated British Foods plc, the international food, ingredients and retail group, has appointed George Weston to chief executive of George Weston Foods, ABF’s food operations in Australia and New Zealand, effective March 31.

Weston currently is chief executive of Allied Bakeries, ABF’s milling and baking business in the U.K., and is also deputy chairman of Associated British Foods plc.

Weston was appointed deputy chairman in 2000 and has been a member of the board since April 1999. In addition to serving as Allied Bakeries’ chief executive, he is a director of Wittington Investments Limited.

From 1992 to 1998, Weston was managing director of Westmill Foods, after which he worked for the group finance director until taking up his position at Allied Bakeries. In 1988, he joined the group in Australia and ran George Weston Foods milling operations in Victoria from 1989 to 1990.