Introducing Barbara

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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Honour recipient Barbara Chapman on how the Govt can help entrepreneurs.

About Genesis Energy

Genesis Energy has a Board-endorsed vision, strategy and three-year road map for diversity and inclusion. The Company is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where all individuals are valued, respected, treated fairly and with dignity.

Genesis Energy believes that workplace diversity principles should be integrated into all aspects of the Company’s business. Within Genesis Energy some business units focus on increasing the number of women to broaden perspectives and enhance the culture, whilst other business units see greater strategic value in increasing the ethnic diversity within customer-facing roles.

The promotion of equal employment opportunities for all will be an essential part of the Genesis Energy recruitment and selection processes. It will be incorporated in the Company’s development and talent management approaches, and remuneration practices.

Genesis Energy believes that enhanced customer service, communication and product innovation can best be achieved through a workforce that appreciates and reflects the diversity of its customer base.

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