Gary Chapman, MNZM, 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, Internal Audit, Human Resources, Medical Services, Legal and Insurance. In addition, Mr Chapman manages the global operations of dnata – ground handling, catering and travel services – and a number of other associated divisions within the Emirates Group. He is also Chairman of Maritime & Mercantile International LLC, Sirocco LLC and dnata Singapore Pte Ltd., and is a member of the board of directors for Emirates Flight Catering Co. LLC, Emirates-CAE Flight Training, Premier Inn Hotels LLC and dnata’s overseas ground-handling operations.