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Meet the Board

Governance and guidance

The Main Board is responsible to the shareholders for the success of the Group and for its overall strategic direction and governance.

 

At least half the Main Board, excluding the Chairman, is made up of Non-Executive Directors who are independent – they are free from any business or other relationships which could materially interfere with or appear to affect the exercise of their judgement and have not been previously involved in the management of the Group.

Richard Burrows

RICHARD BURROWS

CHAIRMAN

Richard Burrows joined the Board of British American Tobacco p.l.c. as a Non-Executive Director in September 2009 and became Chairman in November 2009. He is also Chairman of the Nominations Committee.

Full biography Richard Burrows

Kieran Poynter

KIERAN POYNTER

SENIOR INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

Kieran Poynter became a Non-Executive Director of British American Tobacco p.l.c. in July 2010. He became Senior Independent Director in October 2016. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominations Committee.

Full biography Kieran Poynter

Nicandro Durante

NICANDRO DURANTE

CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Nicandro Durante became our Chief Executive in March 2011.

Full biography Nicandro Durante

Ben Stevens

BEN STEVENS

FINANCE DIRECTOR

Ben joined the Board of British American Tobacco p.l.c. in March 2008 and was appointed to the role of Finance Director in April 2008.

Full biography Ben Stevens

Sue Farr

SUE FARR

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Sue Farr was appointed to the Board of British American Tobacco p.l.c. as a Non-Executive Director in February 2015. She is a member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committees.

Full biography Sue Farr

Ann Godbehere

ANN GODBEHERE

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Ann was appointed to the Board of British American Tobacco p.l.c. as a Non-Executive Director in October 2011. She is a member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committees.

Full biography Ann Godbehere

Dr. Marion Helmes

DR. MARION HELMES

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dr Marion Helmes joined the Board of British American Tobacco p.l.c. as a Non-Executive Director on 1 August 2016. She is a member of the Audit and Nominations Committees.

Full biography Dr. Marion Helmes

Luc Jobin

LUC JOBIN

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Luc Jobin was appointed to the Board of British American Tobacco p.l.c. as a Non-Executive Director on 25 July 2017 following completion of the acquisition of Reynolds American Inc. He is a member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committees.

Full biography Luc Jobin

Savio Kwan

SAVIO KWAN

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Savio Kwan was appointed to the Board of British American Tobacco p.l.c. as a Non-Executive Director in January 2014. He is a member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committees.

Full biography Savio Kwan

Holly Keller Koeppel

HOLLY KELLER KOEPPEL

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Holly Keller Koeppel was appointed to the Board of British American Tobacco p.l.c. as a Non-Executive Director on 25 July 2017 following completion of the acquisition of Reynolds American Inc. She is a member of the Audit and Nominations Committees.

Full biography Holly Keller Koeppel

Dr. Pedro Malan

DR. PEDRO MALAN

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dr. Pedro Malan was appointed to the Board of British American Tobacco p.l.c. as a Non-Executive Director in February 2015. He is a member of the Audit and Nominations Committees.

Full biography Dr. Pedro Malan

Lionel L. Nowell, III

LIONEL L. NOWELL, III

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Lionel Nowell, III was appointed to the Board of British American Tobacco p.l.c. as a Non-Executive Director on 25 July 2017 following completion of the acquisition of Reynolds American Inc. He is a member of the Audit and Nominations Committees.

Full biography Lionel L. Nowell, III

Dimitri Panayotopoulos

DIMITRI PANAYOTOPOULOS

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dimitri Panayotopoulos was appointed to the Board of British American Tobacco p.l.c. as a Non-Executive Director in February 2015. He is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nominations Committee.

Full biography Dimitri Panayotopoulos

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