Darrell Thomas is a non-executive director of the Main Board of British American Tobacco p.l.c. Darrell serves on the Audit and Nominations Committees.
Darrell is Vice President and Treasurer for Harley-Davidson, Inc. based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. From July 2020 through October 2020 Darrell served as Interim Chief Financial Officer of Harley-Davidson, Inc. while serving as VP and Treasurer. From January 2018 through June 2020 Darrell served as Chief Financial Officer of Harley-Davidson Financial Services, Inc., its wholly-owned finance subsidiary, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Darrell is a member of Harley-Davidson’s Senior Leaders, and Chair of its Retirement Plans Committee and Finance Committee. Darrell joined Harley-Davidson in June 2010.
Prior to joining Harley-Davidson, Darrell was with PepsiCo, Inc. in Purchase, NY. During the almost 7 years that Darrell was at PepsiCo, he served as its Vice President and Assistant Treasurer (Jan 2006 to May 2010), and Director Capital Markets (Nov 2003 to Jan 2006). During his tenure at PepsiCo Darrell managed a debt portfolio of $25 billion, a cash investment portfolio of $4 billion and was responsible for managing global pension assets of $9 billion, which were spread across 6 countries. Prior to joining PepsiCo, Darrell had a nineteen-year career in banking with Commerzbank Securities, Swiss Re New Markets, ABN Amro Bank and Citicorp/Citibank where he held various capital markets and corporate finance roles.
Darrell has an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School and a BA degree in Economics from Tufts University. He serves on the boards of the Sojourner Family Peace Center, the United Way of Milwaukee - Investment Committee and the National Association of Corporate Treasurers. He is a former board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee.