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.
Ann has more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry and spent ten years at Swiss Re, latterly as Chief Financial Officer from 2003 to 2007. From 2008 until 2009 she was interim Chief Financial Officer and an Executive Director of Northern Rock in the initial period following its nationalisation.
Ann is a Non-Executive Director of Rio Tinto plc and UBS AG. She was also a Non-Executive Director of Prudential plc until May 2017.
Ann, who is a Canadian national with British citizenship, lives in the UK and with her husband, enjoys gardening and collecting Art Deco. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants and a Fellow of the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada.
Ann will retire from the Board at the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting on 25 April 2018.