Low Pay Commissioner

Clare Chapman

Clare  Chapman



Clare Chapman is a non-executive director and Remuneration Committee Chair at Kingfisher PLC. Prior to this Clare has held executive roles leading HR in some of the world’s largest enterprises. Her most recent role was as Group People Director for BT (June 2011-March 2015).

Clare’s career began in fast moving consumer goods with Quaker Oats and PepsiCo in the UK, USA and Europe where she became HR Vice President for PepsiCo’s soft drinks operations in Europe.

She was then appointed as the Group HR Director for Tesco from 1999 to 2006 where the supermarket grew to become not just the UK’s number one retailer but also the world’s second largest food retailer.

Between 2007 and 2011 Clare was the Director General of Workforce for the NHS and Social Care. Clare has also served on a number of expert bodies, including the Good Work Commission and the Modern Apprenticeship Taskforce.

Clare holds a Masters degree in Management Learning from University of Lancaster, UK and a Bachelors degree in Economics, Politics and Sociology from Leicester University.

Remunerated Interests

  • Non Executive Director, Kingfisher Plc

Non Remunerated Interests

  • Trustee of the Lambeth Partners: Advisory and Fund Raising Body supporting the Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Governing Body for the Big Innovation Centre

Low Pay Commissioner

Commissioners are appointed from an employer background, from an employee background or as independents. Clare is from an employer background.