Mark Williamson

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Mark Williamson joined Imperial Tobacco’s Board in 2007, and became
Chairman in February 2014 when he succeeded Iain Napier.12
At the company’s 2019 Annual General Meeting 18% of shareholders voted against Williamson’s re-election, reportedly due to concerns that Williamson had taken up too many Board positions elsewhere. 3
On 5 November 2019 Imperial Tobacco announced that Williamson would be succeeded by Thérèse Esperdy, effective 1 January 2020.4

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  1. Imperial Brands, Board of Directors: Mark Williamson, CA (SA), Imperial Brands website, undated, accessed February 2019
  2. Imperial Tobacco, Imperial Tobacco Group PLC Annual Report and Accounts 2014, Imperial Brands website, accessed February 2019
  3. RTT News, Report: Imperial Brands Chairman to Step Down, Markets Insider, 11 February 2019, accessed February 2019
  4. Imperial Brands, Imperial Brands Announces New Chairman, 5 November 2019, accessed November 2019