Guy Weston, chairman of Whittington Investments and Garfield Weston Foundation.

LONDON, ENGLAND — Guy Weston, whose family has been a part of the food industry for more than 135 years in Canada, Australia and England, was conferred the honor of knighthood by Queen Elizabeth in London on Dec. 31, 2020.

The 60-year-old Weston, who is chairman of both the family’s umbrella organizations, Whittington Investments, which is the majority shareholder in Associated British Foods, and Garfield Weston Foundation, the charitable organization set up by his grandfather, was knighted for his philanthropic endeavors, according to the foundation.

He was one of 18 people honored as a Knight Bachelor for 2021.

Associated British Foods is the parent company of Allied Mills, Allied Bakeries and several other food-based companies. Guy’s younger brother, George, is chief executive officer of Associated British Foods.