Mr Chapman, a qualified accountant (ACA – NZ), joined Emirates in 1989 with more than a decade of experience working in the Gulf. He was handed responsibility for the company’s finances, but his role has evolved in step with the rapid growth and diversification of the Emirates Group. In his current position, he is responsible for the corporate support functions of the Emirates Group – finance, IT, human resources, medical services, legal – as well as jet fuel price risk management. In addition, Mr Chapman manages the global operations of dnata – ground handling and travel services – and a number of other associated divisions within the Emirates Group. He is also Chairman of Maritime and Mercantile International LLC and Changi International Airport Services Pte Ltd, and is a member of the board of directors for Emirates Flight Catering Co. LLC, Emirates CAE Flight Training, Premier Travel Inn Gulf LLC and dnata’s overseas ground handling operations.