MR ROB CHAPMAN

Rob Chapman was appointed Global Chairman of our Investment Attraction Advisory Board in July 2015 and brings a wealth of experience to the role as a seasoned leader in the business and financial sectors.

Born and educated in Adelaide, Rob spent his early career in the insurance and funds management industry. Promotions saw him move to the eastern states before returning to Adelaide and taking up executive roles in banking where he was  Chief Executive of St George Bank and the Regional General Manager (WA, SA, NT) of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia – two of Australia’s largest financial institutions.

Rob is past President of Business SA and the South Australian branch of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia and a former Deputy Chair of the South Australia Economic Development Board.

Rob was recognised for his consistent pursuit of excellence and outstanding contribution to South Australia with the 2005 SA Great Award for Business.

 

Current positions

In addition to this role, Rob Chapman holds the following positions:

  • Chairman of the Adelaide Airport Board, the fastest growing capital city airports in Australia
  • Chairman of Fortis Ago, an independent Adelaide based corporate finance and advisory firm
  • Chairman of the Adelaide Football Club Board.

Past positions

Rob has held previous positions across the banking and finance and business sectors:

  • Chair of the BankSA Advisory Board and previously Managing Director of BankSA
  • Chief Executive of St George Bank and the Regional General Manager (WA, SA, NT) of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia – two of Australia’s largest financial institutions
  • Deputy Chair of the South Australia Economic Development Board
  • Chairman of The Engine Room, which brings together South Australian company owners to inspire and help drive growth and direction across the State.
  • President of Business SA, one of the largest chamber of commerce bodies in the State, and
  • President of Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) South Australia.

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