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Meet the Board of Directors


Introducing key members of Weatherbys Ltd


Meet the Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Weatherbys Ltd

Board members

Johnny Weatherby

Johnny Weatherby

Company Chairman
Chairman of Weatherbys organisation. Worked in the business since 1979. Appointed Chairman 1993.
Graham Ayres

Graham Ayres

Managing Director

Graham Ayres, FCCA, joined the Board in 2012 as Chief Operating Officer, became Managing Director in 2013. Graham is responsible for Weatherbys Limited and its subsidiaries in the UK and Ireland, which includes Weatherbys Scientific.

Nick Craven

Nick Craven

Communications Director
Joined the Company in 1993. Responsible for communications, media relations and commercial ventures.
Adrian McGlynn

Adrian McGlynn

Company Secretary
Responsible for legal and corporate governance matters. Joined company 1994.
Patrick Davis

Patrick Davis

Racing Director

Joined the company in October 2015 to head up the Racing Division. Patrick joined Weatherbys from Phumelela, South Africa’s largest horseracing and tote betting business, and was formerly Chief Executive at Plumpton racecourse for eight years.

Roger Weatherby

Roger Weatherby

Non Executive Director
Roger Weatherby, M.Sc., joined Weatherbys as a non-executive Director in 1993. He joined the group board as an Executive Director in 1998 and became Chief Executive of Weatherbys Bank in 2000. Prior to joining Weatherbys, he worked for Cazenove & Co. He is Senior Steward of The Jockey Club.
Graham Coles

Graham Coles

Non Executive Director

Graham was appointed non-executive director in November 2013. He is a former chief executive of Robert Dyas Holdings. He has extensive board-level experience in the retail and leisure sectors, including roles as chief executive at Esporta PLC and finance director at First Leisure Corporation PLC and BHS PLC. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

David Lister

David Lister

Non Executive Director

David was appointed non-executive director in 2016. He has over 37 years’ experience of working in IT and Operations across multiple industries for international businesses such as Diageo, GlaxoSmithKline, Reuters, and National Grid. 

David is currently a non-executive director of HSBC Bank plc, Nuffield Health, Cooperative Insurance and FDM Group plc. He also sits on the Board of the Department of Work and Pensions and is a trustee of The Tech Partnership Limited.