Ian Chappel was on the board of directors for Com Tech (later Dimension Data Australia) for several years, a successful marketing exercise for the company.
After retirement from International and first class cricket Ian is a commentator. Australians hear him most often on Channel Nine during the International cricket telecasts.
As for his cricket he is widely regarded as one of the most successful captains of the Australian Test team. Considered instrumental in the formation of the Packer endorsed World Series Cricket in 1970s. Along with brother Greg was part of and led one of the most successful teams to grace the field. Though many would not agree with the "grace" at which they handled themselves.
Ian retired from Internationl cricket in 1980. He played in 75 test and only 16 one day Internationals spanning 17 years, debut in 1964. He was named Wisden cricketer of the year in 1975.