Mr. Stuart Kidd graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1997 from Auckland University. He is a chartered accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand.
Date of appointment to BATB Board
Mr. Stuart Kidd was appointed as a Non- Executive Director to the Board of Directors of BAT Bangladesh on 25th January 2023.
Prior to joining BAT Australia as an internal auditor in 2001, Mr. Kidd started his career in 2000 as a senior external auditor for EY Australia. In 2003, he began working at BAT New Zealand as a strategic project manager. In 2004, he was promoted to commercial finance manager. After serving as the finance controller for BAT Vietnam for a brief period in 2008, Mr. Kidd joined the group headquarters' mergers and acquisitions division in the UK the following year. After then, he advanced to the position of Finance Director at BAT International (Zug, Switzerland).
In 2015, Mr. Kidd was appointed the Finance Director for the North Asia Area with a base in Tokyo after moving back to the Asia Pacific region in 2012 as the Regional Business Development Manager. He returned to the regional office as the regional head of finance in 2020.
Mr. Kidd currently sits on the board of directors of Ceylon Tobacco Company (Sri Lanka) and Vinataba/ BAT PMD JV (Vietnam).