Year of birth: 1946
Appointed (until): 2009 (2020)
Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Audit Committee.
Richard Burrows has spent most of his career in the drinks business. He was joint CEO of Pernod Ricard from 2000 to 2005. He is Chairman of British American Tobacco and member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Rentokil Initial plc. Richard Burrows has extensive experience of the branded consumer goods sector and wide international business experience gained through his career with Irish Distillers Group plc and Pernod Ricard. He also has extensive experience of shareholder and investor relations and a broad understanding of the assessment and mitigation of business risks.
Richard Burrows has worked extensively with developing markets and product innovation, and has substantial experience of financial management and reporting processes.