Chris Argent was the Director of Corporate Affairs for Philip Morris in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands from 2010 to 2015. In August 2017, he moved from the tobacco industry to the food and beverages industry, taking the position of Senior Director, Public Policy, Government Affairs and Communications for the Asia-Pacific region at PepsiCo.
Links to the tobacco industry
Leaked documents revealed Argent played a significant role in the formation and day-to-day running of the Alliance of Australian Retailers, an industry front group that fought against plain packaging legislation in Australia. More details on this story are available here