|Member of the Australian Parliament
13 December 1975 – 5 March 1983
|Preceded by||Richard Gun|
|Succeeded by||Gordon Bilney|
|Senator for South Australia|
1 July 1987 – 30 June 2008
27 April 1949 |
Adelaide, South Australia
|Political party||Liberal Party of Australia|
|Alma mater||University of Adelaide|
|Occupation||Oil executive, management consultant, director|
Hedley Grant Pearson Chapman (born 27 April 1949) is an Australian politician.
Born in Adelaide, South Australia, Chapman was educated at the University of Adelaide and worked as a marketing executive in the oil industry and a self-employed management consultant prior to gaining Liberal Party pre-selection for the federal Division of Kingston in the House of Representatives. Elected as part of Malcolm Fraser's landslide win, Chapman served in the House of Representatives until his defeat at the 1983 federal election.
He unsuccessfully contested the state electorate of Fisher at the 1985 state election, but returned to federal politics in 1987 as a member of the Australian Senate representing South Australia. He was defeated at the 2007 election when he was third on the SA Liberal ticket but only two Liberal candidates were elected.
In September 2010, Chapman was elected unopposed as President of the Liberal Party of Australia (South Australian Division) and was re-elected unopposed in 2011 and 2012.
|Parliament of Australia|
|Member for Kingston