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Position: Former News International director of legal affairs
Earlier this month Jon Chapman resigned as News International director of legal affairs as news broke that the tabloid had hacked into crime victims’ phones.
Chapman is used to high-pressure environments, having joined the newspaper group from Enron, where he worked as in-house counsel between 1996 and 2001.
Last Friday (22 July) Chapman, together with former News International legal head Tom Crone, responded to claims made by James Murdoch that Chapman had not passed on critical information about the extent of the Hackgate affair. Together they insisted that they did inform James Murdoch about emails that revealed that the scandal was more widespread than originally thought.