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.
Marion brings significant financial expertise and operational experience gained at an international level.
A German national, Marion has spent her working life managing businesses across Europe, the Americas and Asia. Her extensive career includes Chief Financial Officer positions at Celesio, Q-Cells and ThyssenKrupp Elevator Technology.
Marion is Vice Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of ProSiebenSat.1 Media; member of the Supervisory Boards of Bilfinger, Siemens Healthineers AG, Uniper and Heineken N.V.; and a Non-Executive Director of NXP Semiconductors.
Welcoming her to the Board, Chairman Richard Burrows said: "Marion’s financial expertise combined with the experience she can bring from other audit committees will further strengthen our company and our Board."