directors report and accounts 2006 - Board of Directors

 
 

 Board of Directors

Board Committees
Committee membership is indicated by the following:
[1] Nominations Committee
[2] Audit Committee
[3] Renumeration Committee
[4] Corporate Social Responsibility Committee


Jan du Plessis - Chairman
Jan du Plessis (British/South African)
Chairman [1]
Appointed Chairman in July 2004, having been a Non-Executive Director since his appointment to the Board in 1999. He was previously Group Finance Director of Richemont. He is Chairman of the Nominations Committee. He is Chairman of RHM plc and a Non-Executive Director of Lloyds TSB Group plc. (53)

The Rt. Hon. Kennethe Clarke QC MP - Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
The Rt. Hon. Kenneth Clarke QC MP (British)
Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director [1] [2] [3] [4]
Appointed a Director in 1998. He is Chairman of the Remuneration and Corporate Social Responsibility Committees. He is Non-Executive Director of Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust PLC and Independent News & Media (UK) Limited. (66)

Paul Adams - Chief Executive
Paul Adams (British)
Chief Executive
Appointed a Director in March 2001 and Chief Executive in January 2004. He joined British American Tobacco in July 1991 and held senior appointments as Regional Director, Asia-Pacific and Regional Director, Europe prior to becoming Deputy Managing Director in June 2001 and Managing Director in January 2002. (53)

Paul Rayner - Finance Director
Paul Rayner (Australian)
Finance Director
Joined Rothmans Holdings Limited in Australia in 1991. He held senior executive positions with Rothmans before becoming Chief Operating Officer of British American Tobacco Australasia Limited in September 1999.  He became Finance Director in January 2002. He has been a Non-Executive Director of Centrica plc since September 2004. (52)


Anotonio Monteiro de Castro - Chief Operating Officer and Director, America-Pacific
Antonio Monteiro de Castro (Brazilian)
Chief Operating Officer and Director, America-Pacific
Appointed a Director in March 2002 and Chief Operating Officer in January 2004. He is President of the administrative council of Souza Cruz SA and a member of the board of the Getulio Vargas Foundation. He has been a Director of Reynolds American Inc. since July 2004. (61)

Piet Beyers - Non-Executive Director
Piet Beyers (South African)
Non-Executive Director [1] [4]
Appointed a Director in June 2004. He is an Executive Director of Richemont and a Non-Executive Director of Distell Group Limited and Remgro Limited where he was previously Marketing Strategy Director. (57)

Robert Lerwill - Non-Executive Director
Robert Lerwill (British)
Non-Executive Director [1] [2] [3] [4]
Appointed a Director in 2005, he is Chairman of the Audit Committee. He has been Chief Executive of Aegis Group plc since 2005 and was formerly a Director of Cable & Wireless plc and WPP Group PLC. He is Non-Executive Director of Synergy Healthcare plc and a Director of The Anthony Nolan Trust. (55)

Dr Ana Maria Llopis - Non-Executive Director
Dr Ana Maria Llopis (Spanish)
Non-Executive Director [1] [2] [3] [4]
Appointed a Director in 2003. She is Executive Deputy Chairman of theJ F Llopis Foundation and a member of the Good Governance Working Group for Spanish listed companies. Previously she was Executive Vice-President at Indra and Chief Executive of Openbank, the Santander Group online bank. (56)

Robert Pennant-Rea - Non-Executive Director
Rupert Pennant-Rea (British)
Non-Executive Director [1] [2] [3] [4]
Appointed Non-Executive Director of B.A.T Industries p.l.c. in 1995, becoming a Director of British American Tobacco in 1998. He will retire at the conclusion of this year’s Annual General Meeting. Formerly Editor of The Economist and Deputy Governor of the Bank of England. He is Chairman of Henderson Group plc and Electra Kingsway VCT plc. (59)

Anthony Ruys - Non-Executive Director
Anthony Ruys (Dutch)
Non-Executive Director [1] [2] [3] [4]
A Director from March 2006. He joined Heineken N.V. in 1993 becoming Chairman in 2002. He is a member of the Supervisory Boards of ABN AMRO Bank and Sara Lee International B.V. and a director of Lottomatica S.p.A. (Italy). He was appointed an Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau in 2005. (59)

Sir Nicholas Scheele - Non-Executive Director
Sir Nicholas Scheele (British/US)
Non-Executive Director [1] [2] [3] [4]
Appointed a Director in 2005. Formerly President and Chief Operating Officer of Ford Motor Company. He is Chancellor of the University of Warwick. He is Chairman of The Cambridge-MIT Institute and Director of Pegasus Holdings Group (USA), Grupo Proeza (Mexico) and Caparo plc. (63)

Thys Visser - Non-Executive Director
Thys Visser (South African)
Non-Executive Director [1] [4]
A Director since 2001. He is CEO of Remgro Limited, having held senior management positions with Rembrandt Group since 1980. He is Chairman of Rainbow Chicken Ltd and is a Non-Executive Director of Medi-Clinic Corporation Limited, Nampak Limited and Distell Group Limited. (52)