Johnny Weatherby joined Weatherbys in 1979. He was seconded to the Jockey Club as a Director during 1990–1992, and returned to Weatherbys as Chairman in 1993. He served as Chairman of Weatherbys Bank from its start in 1994 until 2017. He remains a Non-Executive Director.
He is a Member of the Jockey Club and an established racehorse owner/breeder where he has enjoyed significant success in recent years.