BA. LLB (Cum Laude) H Dip Tax (Wits), Ph.D (h.c.) in Law (Wits) Ph.D (h.c) Leeds

Chairman of the Council, International Integrated Reporting Council, South Africa

Mervyn King is a Senior Counsel and former Judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa. He is Professor Extraordinaire at the University of South Africa on Corporate Citizenship and a Professor at two other universities. He has honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from the Universities of the Witwatersrand and Leeds Beckett and is Chairman of the King Committee on Corporate Governance in South Africa, which produced King I, II and III. He is Chairman of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) in London and chaired the United Nations Committee on Governance and Oversight. He has been a chairman, director and chief executive of several companies listed on the London, Luxembourg and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges, has presented and consulted in over 50 countries and is the author of three books on governance and corporate reporting.