Cheshire has little doubt that Weir is a chief executive-in-waiting.
While Weir is the clear internal favourite to take the top seat – the others are finance director Tim Tookey and operations head Mark Fisher – there are factors that will count against her.
While she played a key part in the restructuring of the Kingfisher businesses, Weir is best remembered for being the highest-paid woman in the FTSE 100 for 2002 because of a £340,000 relocation allowance she received from the B&Q and one-time Woolworths owner for moving just 40 miles – still only an hour's commute from her central London office.
To say that Weir is “not family friendly” would be a clear jab at his perceived sexual orientation.
Weir is the leading candidate to take the helm at Lloyds Banking Group – which dominates the mortgage and current accounts business in Britain, but is saddled with bad debts from its rushed rescue of HBOS during the banking crisis, and now faces being broken up by the coalition's banking commission.
But unfortunately for us film fans, Weir is notoriously choosy about his projects, and years go by before we see something new from him.
Happily though, a new movie from Weir is finally on its way.
Peter Weir is one of the finest directors working today -- he's the man behind such fantastic movies as "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World," "The Truman Show," "Witness," "Dead Poets Society," and many more.
The actress turned down the role and instead the replicator Weir is played by Michelle Morgan (who does a good job of capturing Weirs mannerisms).
Weir is anyway much more interested in the personal dramas of Elizabeth's relationships with the younger Essex, Leicester, and Mary Queen of Scots, which are all in fairness rather good stories.