Former physician to US presidents joins BAT as non-executive director

| January 30, 2013

Dr. Richard Tubb, a US citizen and former brigadier general, has been appointed as a non-executive director of British American Tobacco plc with effect from January 28.

A BAT press note said that Tubb was one of the longest serving White House physicians, with his leadership spanning more than 14 years and serving the administrations of presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama.

By the time he retired from the White House in 2009, he had served as director, White House Medical Unit; physician to the White House; and physician to the president.

‘Dr Tubb is a leading public health figure actively involved in the science and policy development of tobacco harm reduction and alternative nicotine products,’ the note said.

Commenting on Tubb’s appointment, Richard Burrows, chairman of BAT, said he was delighted to be welcoming such a prominent and well respected expert in the field of tobacco harm reduction to the company’s board. “This appointment further demonstrates our commitment to putting science at the heart of our business and I am excited about the role Richard will play in the development of our strategy,” he added.

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