directors report and accounts 2006 - Management Board

 
 

 Management Board

The role of the Management Board

The Management Board, chaired by the Chief Executive, comprises the Executive Directors of British American Tobacco p.l.c. together with the executives shown on this page. The Management Board has delegated responsibility for overseeing the implementation by the Group’s operating subsidiaries of the policies and strategy set by the Board of Directors, and for creating the conditions for their successful day-to-day operation.


Flavio de Andrade - Director, Latin America and Caribbean
Flavio de Andrade (Brazialian)
Director, Latin America and Caribbean
Joined the Management Board as Regional Director for Latin America and Caribbean in January 2004, following a long career in Brazil with Souza Cruz SA, assuming a variety of senior management roles (including President of Souza Cruz) before being appointed to his current position. (58)

John Daly - Director, Asia-Pacific
John Daly (Irish)
Director, Asia-Pacific
Joined the Management Board as Regional Director for Asia-Pacific in October 2004. He held a number of senior management roles for Rothmans International in Europe and the Far East before becoming Area Director for the Middle East and North Africa in 2001. (50)

Nicandro Durante - Director, Africa and Middle East
Nicandro Durante (Italian)
Director, Africa and Middle East
Appointed Regional Director for Africa and Middle East and appointed to the Management Board in March 2006. He previously held senior financial and general management roles in Brazil (including President of Souza Cruz) and also in the UK and Hong Kong. (50)

Rudi Kindts - Director, Human Resources
Rudi Kindts (Belgian)
Director, Human Resources
Joined British American Tobacco in 1988. He has held a number of senior human resources roles across the Group (including Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Central and South Asia). He has been Director, Human Resources since July 2004. (49)

Michael Prideaux - Director, Corporate and Regulatory Affairs
Michael Prideaux (British)
Director, Corporate and Regulatory Affairs
Appointed Director, Corporate and Regulatory Affairs in 1998 following the demerger of B.A.T Industries. He had previously joined B.A.T Industries in 1989 from Charles Barker, a leading financial and corporate public relations, advertising and design agency, where he was Chief Executive. (56)

Jimmi Rembiszewski - Director, Marketing
Jimmi Rembiszewski (German)
Director, Marketing
Joined the Group as a Marketing Director and as a Territorial Director in 1991, having had various senior marketing and business appointments in Procter & Gamble and Jacobs Suchard. He has been a member of the Management Board since 1996. (56)

Ben Stevens - Director, Europe
Ben Stevens (British)
Director, Europe
Appointed Director, Europe in January 2004 having previously joined the Management Board in 2001 as Development Director. Since joining British American Tobacco in 1989, he has covered a number of senior marketing, finance and management roles particularly in Europe, South Asia and Russia. (47)

Peter Taylor - Director, Operations and IT
Peter Taylor (British)
Director, Operations and IT
Joined British American Tobacco in 1980 and worked in a variety of operational and general management roles across the Group. He was appointed Global Operations Director in 2003. (54)

Neil Withington - Director, Legal and General Counsel
Neil Withington (British)
Director, Legal and General Counsel
Appointed Director, Legal and Security and General Counsel of British American Tobacco in 2000, having previously been the Group’s Deputy General Counsel. He joined the Group in 1993 after a career at the Bar and in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. He has been a Director of Reynolds American Inc. since July 2004. (50)