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Management and committees

Paul joined the Board on 23 September 2004. He will step down from the Board no later than 31 December 2014 having stepped down as Chairman of the Audit Committee on 1 July 2013.

Skills and experience: Paul brings very considerable and wide-ranging international experience. He was finance director of British American Tobacco plc from 2002 until April 2008. In 1991 he joined Rothmans Holdings Limited in Australia, holding senior executive appointments, and became chief operating officer of British American Tobacco Australasia Limited in September 1999.

External appointments: Non-executive director and chairman of the remuneration committee of Qantas Airways Limited, non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of Boral Limited, chairman and non-executive director of Treasury Wine Estates Limited.

Our Non-Executive Directors, through their diverse experience and skills, scrutinise the performance of management and constructively challenge and help develop our strategy. They uphold high standards of integrity and probity. They form the Audit, Nominations and Remuneration Committees.