News Release11 September 2020
British American Tobacco announces Board appointment
Karen Guerra will join the Board of British American Tobacco p.l.c. as an independent Non-Executive Director and member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committees with effect from 14 September 2020.
Karen is currently a Non-Executive Director of Amcor p.l.c. since June 2019 (having previously been a Non-Executive Director of Amcor Limited between 2010 and 2019 prior to its listing on the NYSE) and Electrocomponents p.l.c. since January 2013.
Previously, Karen has held a variety of executive roles, including President and Director General of Colgate Palmolive France, and Chairman and Managing Director of Colgate Palmolive UK Limited. Karen has also served as a Non-Executive Director of Swedish Match AB, Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A., Paysafe p.l.c., Inchcape p.l.c. and Samlerhuset B.V..
Commenting on the appointment, Richard Burrows, Chairman, said: “I would like to welcome Karen to the Board of British American Tobacco. Karen brings with her a range of valuable international experience, particularly in marketing and consumer goods, and I am looking forward to her contribution to the Board”.