The Foundation’s Board of Directors meets a minimum of three times a year and comprises a mix of external members and British American Tobacco employees. Governance is assured through a balance of internal and external expertise, regular audits and the technical committee.
The Technical Committee comprises six members, including two external experts with broad professional experience in agriculture and development planning. The other four members are drawn from the BATN Foundation, BAT and BAT Iseyin Agronomy.
Meeting at least three times a year, the Committee members are, among other things, responsible for defining the Foundation’s technical strategy and implementation as well as developing and monitoring standards, processes, new technologies and methods of measurement that are designed to improve the Foundation’s performance.
In terms of the Technical Committee’s relationship with the Board, it reviews and submits technical proposals to the Directors, responding to their technical requests and keeping them informed on technical developments.
The Technical Committee’s scope of responsibility includes but is not limited to: