Niall Nolan steps down as CFO of Navigator Holdings, photo credit: Navigator Holdings

Niall Nolan steps down as Navigator’s Holdings Chief Financial Officer at the end of June after serving in this position since August 2006. Mr. Nolan was closely involved in the growth of the fleet to its current 56 vessels, as well as the company’s 50% ownership of the ethylene export marine terminal joint venture and its Greater Bay Gas joint venture.

Mr. Gary Chapman has been appointed as successor to Mr. Nolan. He will take in charge his new role latest in October of 2023 when he will join the company. Mads Peter Zacho, Navigator’s Chief Executive Officer, will take on the responsibilities on an interim basis with support from Navigator’s finance team, until Mr. Chapman joins the company.

Gary Chapman joins the company from KNOT Offshore Partners LP, where he has served as both CEO and CFO since June 2019.

Prior to that, Mr. Chapman was Chief Financial Officer of Biggin Hill Airport Ltd., a private business aviation airport in London, served as Finance Director of NYK’s energy transport business in the EMEA region from 2008 to 2017, and as European Head of Tax for the NYK Group in Europe from 2003.

Mr. Chapman has also performed various audit and tax roles for KPMG, including as a member of the Oil and Gas group.

He is also a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, holds a degree in Economics from Loughborough University, and is a board member and trustee of The Mission to Seafarers charity.