Young Executive of the Year Judge
Barbara Chapman is the Chairman of Genesis Energy, a Director of The New Zealand Initiative and a non-executive Director of NZME and Fletcher Building. She has a wealth of governance experience as a former Chair of Oxfam New Zealand and a former Member of the Board of Supervisors of Oxfam International. Barbara was also an inaugural Trustee of the New Zealand Equal Opportunities Trust and was its Chair for several years.
Barbara has extensive and diverse trans-Tasman experience having served as Chief Executive and Managing Director of ASB Bank for seven years, and has held a number of senior executive roles responsible for marketing, communications, human resources, insurance and retail banking in New Zealand and Australia.
Barbara has an extensive list of professional achievements to her credit, including being named New Zealand Herald’s 2017 Business Leader of the Year and was awarded New Zealand’s inaugural "Marketer of the Year" in 1997.