Champions for Change – Annual Report “The Power Gap” and “The Participation Gap”

Barbara Chapman

Chair, Genesis Energy

Barbara Chapman served as the chief executive and managing director of ASB Bank from 2011 to 2018, and has held a number of senior executive roles responsible for marketing, communications, human resources, life insurance and retail banking in New Zealand and Australia.

Barbara is the Chair of Genesis Energy Limited, and is a director of IAG New Zealand Limited, New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME), Fletcher Building and The New Zealand Initiative. Barbara also serves on the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Panel.

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 was its Chair for several years.

Barbara has an extensive list of professional achievements to her credit, including being named New Zealand Herald’s 2017 Business Leader of the Year. Barbara was awarded a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) for services to Business in the 2019 New Year Honours List.

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