Job description: Chief Financial Officer
2017 - Chief Financial Officer, Williams
2016 – 2017 - Regional Head of Finance - Americas, British American Tobacco
2015 – 2016 - Group Head of Finance, British American Tobacco
2015 - Finance Director, Next Generation Products, British American Tobacco
2013 – 2015 - Finance Director, Nicoventures Ltd
2012 – 2013 - VP & CFO, Imperial Tobacco Canada
2010 – 2012 - General Manager Serbia & Montenegro, British American Tobacco
2009 – 2010 - Head of Finance, South East Europe, British American Tobacco
2007 – 2009 - Head of Finance, Greece Cluster, British American Tobacco
2006 – 2007 - Marketing Finance Manager, Greece Cluster, British American Tobacco
2003 – 2006 - M&A Analyst, British American Tobacco
2001 – 2003 - Management Trainee, British American Tobacco
2000 - Graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London degree in Management Studies
Doug Lafferty graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London with a degree in Management Studies. He joined BAT as a graduate trainee in 2001 where he completed his CIMA accountancy qualification.
Doug’s career with BAT spanned 16 years including 7 years spent overseas on various international assignments. In 2006 Doug moved to Greece as Finance Director before moving to Romania as the Area Head of Finance for SEE. Prior to moving to Canada as Vice President and CFO of Imperial tobacco Canada in 2012, Doug also spent 2 years as General Manager of BAT’s operations in Serbia. In 2013 he returned to the UK in a newly created role of Finance Director for BAT’s next generation products business, where he played a key role in the development of the group’s initial strategy.
In September 2017, and after 16 years at BAT, Doug left his position as Head of Finance for the Americas region to join Williams as Group Chief Financial Officer. Doug was appointed to the Board in September 2017.