Low Pay Commissioner

Clare Chapman

Clare  Chapman



Clare Chapman is Non-Executive Director and Remuneration Chair at Kingfisher and the Weir Group in the UK and at Heidrick and Struggles in the USA.

Prior to her Non-Executive career, Clare was the Group People Director at BT. She began her career in fast moving consumer goods with Quaker Oats and Pepsico in the UK, USA and Europe becoming the HR Vice President for PepsiCo’s soft drinks operations in Europe. She was then appointed as the Group HR Director for Tesco.

Between 2007 and 2011 Director General of Workforce for the NHS and Social Care.

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. Clare is also a Trustee of the Lambeth Partners supporting the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Clare was appointed to the Low Pay Commission in 2015 and is the Co-Chair of the Purposeful Company Programme alongside Will Hutton.

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.