Frank Chapman (businessman)

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Sir Frank Chapman
Born Frank Joseph Chapman
Nationality British
Education Newham College of Further Education
Alma mater Queen Mary College, London
Occupation Businessman
Years active 1974–present
Title Chief Executive of BG Group plc
Term 2000–present
Successor Chris Finlayson (from 1 January 2013)

Sir Frank Joseph Chapman was the Chief Executive of BG Group, the oil and gas exploration company.[1]

Early life[edit]

Chapman grew up in Custom House, London. His father was a truck driver. He attended East Ham Technical College (now called Newham College of Further Education), in East Ham, where he obtained an OND in 1971 and later and HND whilst working for a local company, Matthew Hawke. From Queen Mary College, also in east London, he obtained a BSc in Mechanical Engineering in 1974.


He worked for BP from 1974-8 initially at their research centre at Sunbury-on-Thames, then Shell from 1978-96. He joined British Gas as Managing Director of Exploration and Production on 11 November 1996, which became BG International on 17 February 1997. In October 2000, he became Chief Executive of BG Group when Transco was de-merged from BG International on 23 October 2000.

Chapman's remuneration from BG Group in 2008 consisted of £1,081,588 base salary and a £1,944,000 bonus.[2]

Chapman was knighted in the 2011 Birthday Honours for services to the oil and gas industries.[3]

Chapman stood down at the end of 2012 after 12 years as CEO, and was replaced by Chris Finlayson. Chapman continued as an advisor to BG Group until he retired in June 2013.[4]


  1. ^ "Frank Chapman: Executive Profile & Biography - Businessweek". Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Remuneration report". Annual Report & Accounts 2008. BG Group. 2009-03-11. Archived from the original on 2011-06-14. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  3. ^ "(Supplement) no. 59808". The London Gazette. 11 June 2011. p. 1. 
  4. ^ "BG names industry veteran Finlayson as CEO". Reuters. Reuters. 13 December 2012. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 

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