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Barbara Chapman
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Barbara Chapman

Genesis Energy


  • Appointed October 2018.
  • Joined the board in May 2018.
  • Also chair of NZME, director of Fletcher Building, and deputy-chair of The NZ Initiative, chair of the APEC CEO Summit Committee, co-chair of the APEC business leadership group and CE and MD of ASB Bank for seven years.
  • Former chair of Oxfam NZ, and a previous chair of the NZ Equal Opportunities Trust.
  • Named NZ Herald's Business Leader of the Year in 2017 and inaugural INFINZ Diversity and Inclusion Leader in 2018.
  • Awarded a Companion of the NZ Order of Merit in 2019.


The New Zealand Initiative
Deputy Chair
Nov 2017 - Present
Genesis Energy
May 2018 - Present
May 2018 - Present
Fletcher Building
Independent Director
Sep 2018 - Present
APEC 2021 New Zealand
Chairman CEO Summit
Jun 2019 - Present

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