George Weston

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George Weston is the chief executive of the Associated British Foods, non-executive director of Wittington Investments Limited and a trustee of the Garfield Weston Foundation.[1]

Letter to the Telegraph

On 1 April 2015 Dunstone was one of 103 business leaders who wrote to the Telegraph praising the British Conservative Party's economic policies and claiming a Labour government would 'threaten jobs and deter investment' in the UK.[2]

Tax avoidance

The Guardian reported that:

'A subsidiary of ABF has been accused of tax avoidance in Zambia where ActionAid claimed it had made $123m in profits between 2007-13 and paid "virtually no corporate tax". ABF said that its Zambian unit "denies emphatically that it is engaged in anything illegal, immoral or in any way designed to reduce the tax rightly payable to the Zambian government."'[3]

Political donations

The Guardian also reported:

' Wittington made £900,000 of donations to the Tories between 1993 and 2005. Trustees of the Garfield Weston Foundation, which owns most of Wittington, were reprimanded by the Charity Commission in 2010 for not considering whether the political donations were in the best interests of the charity. George Weston is one of the trustees.'[3]


  1. Associated British Foods Board of directors, accessed 7 April 2015.
  2. Peter Dominiczak, 100 business chiefs: Labour threatens Britain's recovery, Telegraph, 2 April 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Tory 100: captains of industry, party donors (and a few tax avoiders) Guardian, 1 April 2015, accessed 7 April 2015.