Jack Bowles joined the Board of British American Tobacco p.l.c. on 1 January 2019, and was appointed Chief Executive on 1 April 2019.
Jack brings significant experience in management and leadership, developed across previous roles. He joined the Group in 2004 and was Chairman of British American Tobacco France in 2005, before taking up the role of Managing Director of British American Tobacco Malaysia in 2007.
Jack joined the Management Board as Regional Director for Western Europe in 2009, becoming Regional Director for the Americas in 2011, then Regional Director for Asia-Pacific in 2013. He became Chief Operating Officer in 2017 and Chief Executive Designate in November 2018, before being appointed to the Board in January 2019.