Main Board

Governance and guidance

The Main Board is responsible to the shareholders for the success of the Group and for its overall strategic direction and governance.

 

At least half the Main Board, excluding the Chairman, is made up of Non-Executive Directors who are independent – they are free from any business or other relationships which could materially interfere with or appear to affect the exercise of their judgement and have not been previously involved in the management of the Group.

Richard Burrows

Richard Burrows

Chairman

Richard joined the Board of British American Tobacco p.l.c. as a Non-Executive Director in September 2009 and became Chairman in November 2009. He is also Chairman of the Nominations Committee. Following the Company’s announcement of 15 October 2020, Richard will be stepping down as Chairman and will retire from the Board at the end of the Company’s 2021 AGM.

Luc Jobin

Luc Jobin

Non-Executive Director

Luc was appointed to the Board of British American Tobacco p.l.c. as a Non-Executive Director on 25 July 2017. He is a member of the Audit and Nominations Committees. Following the Company’s announcement of 15 October 2020, Luc will be appointed Chairman Designate of the Company effective 1 March 2021 and the Board has selected Luc to succeed Richard Burrows as Chairman of the Company from the conclusion of the Company’s 2021 AGM.

Dimitri Panayotopoulos

Dimitri Panayotopoulos

Senior Independent Director

Dimitri was appointed to the Board of British American Tobacco p.l.c. as a Non-Executive Director in February 2015. He became Senior Independent Director on 30 April 2020. He is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nominations Committee.

Jack Bowles

Jack Bowles

Chief Executive

Jack joined the Board of British American Tobacco p.l.c. on 1 January 2019, and was appointed Chief Executive on 1 April 2019.

Tadeu Marroco

Tadeu Marroco

Finance Director

Tadeu joined the Board of British American Tobacco p.l.c. as Finance Director on 5 August 2019.

Sue Farr

Sue Farr

Non-Executive Director

Sue was appointed to the Board of British American Tobacco p.l.c. as a Non-Executive Director in February 2015. She is a member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committees.

Jerry Fowden

Jerry Fowden

Non-Executive Director

Jerry was appointed to the Board of British American Tobacco p.l.c. as a Non-Executive Director on 1 September 2019. He is a member of the Audit and Nominations Committees.

Karen Guerra

Karen Guerra

Non-Executive Director

Karen was appointed to the Board of British American Tobacco p.l.c. as a Non-Executive Director on 14 September 2020. She is a member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committees.

Dr. Marion Helmes

Dr. Marion Helmes

Non-Executive Director

Marion 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 Nominations and Remuneration Committees.

Holly Keller Koeppel

Holly Keller Koeppel

Non-Executive Director

Holly was appointed to the Board of British American Tobacco p.l.c. as a Non-Executive Director on 25 July 2017. She is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominations Committee.

Savio Kwan

Savio Kwan

Non-Executive Director

Savio was appointed to the Board of British American Tobacco p.l.c. as a Non-Executive Director in January 2014. He is a member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committees.

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