Ann was appointed to the Board of British American Tobacco p.l.c. as a Non-Executive Director in October 2011. She is a member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committees.
Ann has been a Non-Executive Director of Rio Tinto plc since February 2010. She is also currently a Non-Executive Director of UBS AG and Prudential plc.
Commenting on her appointment, Ann said: “I am delighted to be joining the board of British American Tobacco. Many companies describe themselves as being global but BAT is truly global both in its product reach and in its talent management. The company defines itself in its approach to its business, its people and its governance, which translates into excellent performance.”
Ann, who is a Canadian national with British citizenship, lives in the UK and with her husband, enjoys gardening and collecting Art Deco. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants Association and a Fellow of the Certified General Accountants Association in Canada.