Richard George William Burrows is an Irish businessperson who has been at the helm of 11 different companies. Presently, he occupies the position of Chairman for British American Tobacco plc. Mr. Burrows is also on the board of Carlsberg An and Member of The Trilateral Commission.
In his past career he was Chairman of Craven House Capital Plc, Chairman at British American Tobacco Zambia Plc, Chairman for The Scotch Whisky Association, Chairman at VoiceSage Global Holdings Ltd., Co-Chief Executive Officer at Pernod Ricard SA and Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Irish Distillers Group Ltd. (a subsidiary of Pernod Ricard SA), President at Irish Business & Employers Confederation, Chairman at National Development Corp. (Pennsylvania), Managing Director at Fitzgerald & Co., Chief Executive Officer of The Old Bushmills Distillery Co. Ltd. and Assistant Managing Director at Edward Dillon & Co. Ltd.
He received an undergraduate degree from Wesley College (Ireland).