John Clayton

John Clayton is group head of government affairs at British American Tobacco (BAT), based in London, and oversees the BAT Group’s global engagement and advocacy strategies on regulation, tax, international trade and anti-illicit trade. Over a 16-year career at BAT, Clayton has worked in Japan, Canada and the U.K., and he has held various global, regional and market roles in regulatory affairs, harm reduction, public affairs and corporate social responsibility. Clayton speaks Japanese fluently.