She was appointed with effect from 3 October 2011. 
Godbehere has a background in the financial services industry. From 2008 to 2009, she was the Chief Financial Officer of Northern Rock, and before that Chief Financial Officer of Swiss Re from 2003 to 2007. 
Godbehere is also a non-executive director of multinational mining corporation Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited, plus UBS AG, Prudential plc, Atrium Underwriting Group Limited and Ariel Holdings Ltd.
- As of 19 February 2012 - see British American Tobacco website, Board of Directors, undated, accessed 13 December 2016
- Ethics Board International Board Watch, Godbehere joins BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO PLC's Board, accessed October 2011
- Dominic Walsh, Business Big shot: Ann Godbehere, The Sunday Times, 18 February 2008, accessed October 2011
- BAT Website, BAT Board of Directors: Ann Godbehere, accessed October 2011