JOHN DOWNING, MA, SOLICITOR

Company Secretary

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SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

John joined Imperial in 2005 having worked for the law firm Linklaters. He has had a number of senior legal roles in Imperial including playing a leading role in the Altadis acquisition and becoming Head of Group Legal in 2010. He has considerable experience in managing key corporate projects related to financing, business development and other commercial matters. In addition to his Group Company Secretary role, John also has responsibility for the Group's governance, Code of Conduct, security and information security. 

APPOINTMENT

Appointed Company Secretary in June 2012.