James Chapman

Independent Consultant

James N. Chapman has been a director of Denbury since September 2020.  Mr. Chapman has more than 35 years of investment banking experience in a wide range of industries, including aviation/airlines, metals/mining, natural resources/energy, automotive/general manufacturing, financial services, real estate and healthcare. Mr. Chapman currently serves on the board of Arch Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ARCH) and California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC). He has experience in environmental, social and governance matters through his membership on Denbury’s Sustainability and Governance Committee, Arch Resources’ environmental, social, governance and nominating committee and California Resource’s nominating and governance committee.

His other public company directorships in recent years include Tower International, Inc. (from October 2010 to October 2019), AerCap Holdings NV (from 2006 to May 2018) and Tembec Inc. (from 2008 to November 2017).  Mr. Chapman also serves as a non-executive Advisory Director of SkyWorks Capital, LLC (“Skyworks”), an aviation and aerospace management consulting services company based in Greenwich, Connecticut, which he joined in December 2004. Prior to his current role at SkyWorks Capital, Mr. Chapman has had an extensive career in the investment banking industry, spanning over three decades. He was previously associated with Regiment Capital Advisors, LP, an investment advisor focused on high yield investments, before establishing his own consulting practice. He has also held key positions at The Renco Group, Inc., Fieldstone Private Capital Group, and Bankers Trust Company.

Mr. Chapman has served on numerous committees for the various boards on which he has served, including audit committee, compensation committee, pricing committee, portfolio management committee, treasury committee and corporate governance and human resource/nomination committee responsibilities.  He has also served on special committees related to “going-private” transactions and other strategic initiatives, including mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, bankruptcies and litigation. 

Mr. Chapman received an MBA degree, with distinction, from Dartmouth College in 1985 and was elected an Edward Tuck Scholar.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree, with distinction, magna cum laude, at Dartmouth College in 1984 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, in addition to being a Rufus Choate Scholar.