british american tobacco p.l.c. sustainability report 2011 - Succession planning

 
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Sustainability Report 2011
 

Ensuring clear succession plans are in place for every senior role remains our long-term objective. This means having at least one local successor ready in the short term and two local successors identified for long-term development. We also aim to achieve a 70:30 ratio of local to expatriate senior managers in each business unit. This gives our companies a valuable balance between local knowledge and international perspective. For more information, please see the people and culture section of this Report.

Regions

Percentage of business units with at least one local successor in the short term and two local successors in the long term for each senior position.

 Short termLong term
 200920102011200920102011
Americas78%78%88%76%85%76%
Asia-Pacific53%50%31%35%17%39%
Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa*37%47%47%50%36%32%
Western Europe** 38%45%38%57%16%22%
Average58%57%51%63%43%53%

* The 2009 data for Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa only covers the markets in the Africa and Middle East region under the Group's previous regional structure. They do not include the additional Eastern Europe markets that previously sat in a separate region.

** The 2009 data for Western Europe includes five additional markets under the Group's previous regional structure.

Markets

Percentage of business units with at least one local successor in the short term and two local successors in the long term for each senior position

 Short termLong term
 200920102011200920102011
Australia100%100%71%71%43%71%
Brazil83%100%100%67%83%67%
Canada80%40%20%80%80%20%
Germany38%80%40%31%60%20%
Malaysia56%67%67%56%50%67%
Nigeria43%40%40%43%0%0%
Russia50%60%33%33%40%33%
South Africa43%20%60%86%60%40%
South Korea44%17%17%78%0%0%

   
Local top teams - 70:30 at business unit level

Regions

Percentage of local representation on business unit senior management teams

 200920102011
Americas72%69%74%
Asia-Pacific54%40%53%
Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa*45%40%45%
Western Europe** 41%50%58%
Average55%51%57%

* The 2009 data for Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa only covers the markets in the Africa and Middle East region under the Group's previous regional structure. They do not include the additional Eastern Europe markets that previously sat in a separate region.

** The 2009 data for Western Europe includes five additional markets under the Group's previous regional structure.

Markets

Percentage of local representation on business unit senior management teams

 200920102011
Australia45%43%57%
Brazil83%83%100%
Canada40%40%40%
Germany29%60%60%
Malaysia*67%67%67%
Nigeria71%20%20%
Russia0%0%17%
South Africa57%100%80%
South Korea33%17%33%

* The 2009 percentage of local representation on the business unit senior management team has been re-stated to the one previously reported of 71 per cent, due to the earlier figure being incorrectly quoted in the 2009 Report.

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