Richard Burrows

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Richard Burrows is the Chairman of British American Tobacco (BAT) since November 2009.1
In April 2019 the media reported that BAT was seeking a new Chairman to succeed Burrows.2


Burrows began his career with Irish Distillers where he was Chief Executive from 1978 to 2000.3

Board Memberships

He also served on the Board of Craven House Capital PLC (up to October 2018), Rentokil Initial plc (up to May 2019) and Carlsberg A/S.4

TobaccoTactics Resources


  1. British American Tobacco, Burrows Chairman, undated, accessed March 2019
  2. J. Mulligan, BAT seeking new chairman to succeed Irish businessman Richard Burrows, Independent Ireland, 9 April 2019, accessed April 2019
  3. Before joining BAT Board, he was the Governor of the Bank of Ireland.
  4. British American Tobacco. Transforming Tobacco. Annual Report and Form 20-F 2018, available at, accessed April 2019