Clare Chapman is Non-Executive Director and Remuneration Chair at Kingfisher, the Weir Group and at Heidrick and Struggles in the USA. In addition, Ms Chapman is a Commissioner on the Low Pay Commission representing business and is the Co-Chair of the Purposeful Company Programme alongside Will Hutton.
Ms Chapman is also a Trustee of the Lambeth Partners supporting the Archbishop of Canterbury and is on the Advisory Board of the Big Innovation Centre – a hub of innovative companies and organisations focused on enlarging innovative capability in the U.K.
Ms Chapman is recognised as one of the most influential voices nationally and internationally on work, employment and transformation. She is regularly sought out to advise on national efforts to improve workplaces and has earned a long standing trust with the trade union movement following a lifetime spent transforming organisations and building the partnerships necessary to improve both customer and staff experience.
Prior to her Non-Executive career, Ms Chapman was the Group People Director at BT.
She began her career in fast moving consumer goods with Quaker Oats and Pepsico in the UK, USA and Europe becoming the HR Vice President for PepsiCo’s soft drinks operations in Europe. She was then appointed as the Group HR Director for Tesco and during her time there, the supermarket group grew to become the UK’s number one retailer. Between 2007 and 2011 Ms Chapman was then sought out as the Director General of Workforce for the NHS and Social Care. This covered a workforce of over 2.2 million people and in this role Ms Chapman played a leading part in improvement – including participating in the Darzi Review – High Quality Care for All. She was also one of the key architects of the NHS Constitution which captures the Purpose, Values and offer of the NHS to the public and staff and is now enshrined in law.