Ann Godbehere, Non-Executive Director,British American Tobacco

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 more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry and spent ten years at Swiss Re, latterly as Chief Financial Officer from 2003 to 2007. From 2008 until 2009 she was interim Chief Financial Officer and an Executive Director of Northern Rock in the initial period following its nationalisation.

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.


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