Mark Chapman in a suit smiling

Mark Chapman

General Counsel and Society Secretary,

Race Equality Leadership Team

Mark Chapman is the General Counsel and Society Secretary at Nationwide Building Society, having previously served as General Counsel at Barclays and the Japanese bank Nomura.

Mark started his legal career at the law firm Freshfields and spent a year seconded by them to the legal team at the United Nations in New York. 

Immediately before joining Nationwide in March 2018, Mark and his wife, Claire (also a lawyer), spent a year volunteering at charitable foundation school The Kusasa Project, established to help underprivileged children in a settlement in the Western Cape of South Africa. Mark is now a Trustee of the UK arm of The Kusasa Project. 

Mark is a passionate champion of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is delighted to be a member of Business in the Community’s (BITC) Race Equality Leadership Team.

About Business in the Community’s Race Leadership Team

Each area of work Business in the Community (BITC) undertakes is led by a group of senior executives who provide strategic guidance and support us in achieving our objectives.

The purpose of BITC’s Race Equality Leadership Team is to support employers to help break down the barriers that prevent the progression of ethnic minorities in their workplaces and show how an inclusive organisation better serves its customers, clients and communities.

Find out more about BITC’s work on race.  

Business in the Community is creating a skilled and inclusive workforce for today and tomorrow