Chipchase started his career with Coopers & Lybrand Deloitte before moving to industrial gases company The BOC Group plc (now part of The Linde Group) in 1990 and in 2001 he was appointed finance director of aerospace services at engineering group GKN plc.
He was appointed group finance director at Rexam PLC in 2003, group director, plastic packaging in 2005 and in 2010 was appointed chief executive of the firm.
Letter to the Telegraph
On 1 April 2015 Chipchase was one of 103 business leaders who wrote to the Telegraph praising the British Conservative Party's economic policies and claiming a Labour government would 'threaten jobs and deter investment' in the UK.
- AstraZeneca Graham Chipchase, accessed 1 April 2015.
- Peter Dominiczak, 100 business chiefs: Labour threatens Britain's recovery, Telegraph, 1 April 2015.