Essays on Corporate Governance Guidelines by a UK Plc of Imperial Tobacco Case Study

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The paper "Corporate Governance Guidelines by a UK Plc of Imperial Tobacco" is a perfect example of a business case study. A set of governance structures has been set by Imperial Tobacco as well as practices in place were designed to ensure that the company is running responsibly in the best interests of its shareholders as well as stakeholders. The provisions which were set out in Section 1 of the Combined Code on Corporate Governance are followed by the Company and they continue to keep the whole system of internal control under review.

In addition to that, this encompasses operational compliance as well as risk management control (“ Corporate Governance, ” 2008).                           This paper was done to evaluate how successful has been the implementation of corporate governance guidelines by a UK PLC of Imperial Tobacco.               Director’ s Profile Robert Dyrbus was appointed in 1996, as the Finance Director on de-merger. He is a Chief Executive Committee member. He became the Finance Director of the Imperial Tobacco Limited and a three-man Hanson team, from November 1989 which is involved in the strategic reorganization of the group.

In shaping strategic direction he played an integral part, for the group. Graham Blashill is the Group Sales and Marketing Director. In October 2005, he is appointed to the Board. He is a member of the Chief executive committee, responsible for global sales and marketing activities, and has held a number of senior sales and marketing positions, with over 39 years experience with the group which includes as Managing Director the UK and Regional Director for Western Europe. Currently, he has no external Director appointments. The Corporate Development Director of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC, Alison Cooper was appointed to the board in July 2007.

She is a member of the Chief Executive’ s committee, responsible for strategic planning and business development as well as for corporate affairs. She joined the group in 1999 she became the Director of Finance and planning as well as the Director of the rest of Western Europe. Currently, she has no external Director appointments. Pierre Jungles is the Senior Independent Director of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC. He was appointed in August 2002 as the Non-Executive Director, a member of the remuneration committee as well as the Nominations Committee and the Audit Committee.                       Ken Burnett was appointed in April 2006 as Non- Executive Director and a member of the Nominations Committee.

He currently serves on the Board of ID Lanka Ltd.

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