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.

Kieran Poynter

Kieran Poynter

Senior Independent Director

Kieran became a Non-Executive Director of British American Tobacco p.l.c. in July 2010. He became Senior Independent Director in October 2016. He is a member of the Audit and Nominations Committees.

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.

Ben Stevens

Ben Stevens

Finance Director

Ben joined the Board of British American Tobacco p.l.c. in March 2008 and was appointed to the role of Finance Director in April 2008.

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.

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.

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 following completion of the acquisition of Reynolds American Inc. He is a member of the Audit and Nominations 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 following completion of the acquisition of Reynolds American Inc. 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.

Dimitri Panayotopoulos

Dimitri Panayotopoulos

Non-Executive Director

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

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