Richard Ross

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Background

Richard Ross joined Imperial Tobacco in 2010 as Head of Political Affairs UK.[1]

Before joining Imperial, Ross worked for over a decade at pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithkline, among other things, as Director Compliance and Regulatory Affairs.[1]

Access to Confidential European Council Documents

Email correspondence between Ross and the UK Department of Health in 2013 revealed that Imperial Tobacco had acquired access to confidential European Council documents during the revision of the EU Tobacco Products Directive Revision (2009-2014).[2][3][4]

For more details on this controversy, go to our page on Imperial Receives Inside Information from the European Council.

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Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 R. Ross, LinkedIn Profile, http://linkedin.com, undated, accessed February 2017
  2. R. Ross, Subject: European Tobacco Products Directive & Plain Pack, 9 April 2013
  3. Department of Health, European Tobacco Products Directive & Plain Pack, Email to Richard Ross, 11 April 2013
  4. R. Ross, Subject: European Tobacco Products Directive & Plain Pack, 16 April 2013