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.[1][2]

In February 2019 it was reported that Imperial Tobacco had started succession planning and that Williamson was expected to resign shortly.[3][4]

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.[4]

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  1. Imperial Tobacco, 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. Chairman of Imperial Brands to quit amid board reform, The Times, 10 February 2019, accessed February 2019
  4. 4.0 4.1 RTT News, Report: Imperial Brands Chairman to Step Down, Markets Insider, 11 February 2019, accessed February 2019