Barbara Chapman CNZM


Barbara Chapman CNZM
CEW Member

Chair - Genesis Energy
Non-Executive Director - NZME, Fletcher Building and The New Zealand Initiative

Barbara Chapman is a New Zealand based independent director, currently serving as the Chair of Genesis Energy, and on the boards of NZME, Fletcher Building, IAG New Zealand and The New Zealand Initiative. She is also Patron of the New Zealand Rainbow Tick Excellence Awards.

Barbara was named a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2019 New Year Honours List. Previous awards include being named the 2017 New Zealand Business Leader of the Year and the inaugural 2018 INFINZ Diversity Leader.

Barbara’s core career was in banking and life insurance. She was most recently the CEO and Managing Director of ASB Bank, Commonwealth Bank’s New Zealand business. Prior to that Barbara was Group Executive Human Resources and Group Services at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and held an earlier role as the CEO of Sovereign Assurance Limited.

Barbara is a former Chair of Oxfam New Zealand and previously served on the Board of Supervisors of Oxfam International. She was also an inaugural Trustee of the New Zealand Equal Opportunities Trust and its Chair for several years.

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