Nigel Chapman


Nigel Chapman is the chief executive officer of Plan International. Prior to Plan, he held various senior positions in news and current affairs with the BBC, spanning more than 30 years. He was the director of the BBC World Service and was the first director of BBC Online. He also served as the chair of BCC World Service Trust, the service's charitable arm, which uses communications and new technologies to aid development in some of the world's poorest countries.

Latest Articles

The hidden weapon in the fight against Ebola
5 Mar 2015

Plan International CEO Nigel Chapman, who has just returned from visiting Ebola hot spots in Guinea and Sierra Leone, reveals why working with Sierra Leone's secret societies could be the hidden weapon in combating Ebola.

Remembering the 2004 tsunami
23 Dec 2014

On the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami, it's time to remember not only the tragedy itself but the generosity of the international aid community that enabled the massive humanitarian response. A guest column by Nigel Chapman, president and CEO of Plan International.

Now the storm has passed
7 Nov 2014

A year after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, considerable progress has been made, but it will take much more time to keep working with local communities not just for their recovery but to make them truly resilient for the next disasters. An exclusive commentary by Nigel Chapman, president and CEO of Plan International.

Take action and get more children into school
1 Jul 2014

At its latest replenishment conference in Brussels, the Global Partnership for Education raised $28 billion to ensure a quality education for all children, especially girls. But this is not enough, Plan International CEO Nigel Chapman writes in an exclusive opinion.

Girls in crisis: Where do they go?
11 Oct 2013

Girls can bear the brunt of the disruption caused by an emergency. In this exclusive editorial, U.N. Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos and Plan International CEO Nigel Chapman outline how the international community can effectively address issues specific to women and girls in times of crisis.

Child marriage is 'simply wrong'
31 May 2013

Child marriage is not just a major barrier to development in many countries in the 21st century, it is simply “wrong” to the young girls that must suffer it, Plan International CEO Nigel Chapman writes in this exclusive guest opinion for Devex.