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.

Jerry brings extensive experience in leadership, US operations and strategic transformation to the Board. He is the Chairman of Primo Water Corporation (formerly known as Cott Corporation), a US based international water production, filtration and service business, a position he has held since January 2019, having been Chief Executive Officer from 2009 until December 2018.

Prior to joining Primo Water Corporation, Jerry held a variety of executive roles, including: Chief Executive Officer of Trader Media Group (now known as Auto Trader Group plc); a number of roles at InBev SA/NV, including Chief Executive Officer of Bass Breweries in the UK, Global Chief Operating Officer, and European President; Executive Director of The Rank Group Plc; and Chief Executive Officer of the Beverage Division at the Hero Group. He also held various sales and marketing roles at PepsiCo, Inc. and Mars, Inc.

Jerry is currently a Non-Executive Director of Constellation Brands, Inc.