After almost five years serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors at GRI, Mervyn King moved on to take up the position of Chairman of the International Integrated Reporting Committee (IIRC) on 1 October 2011.
Ernst Ligteringen, Chief Executive of GRI, said: “Professor Mervyn King has been an outstanding Chairman for the Global Reporting Initiative, pushing the sustainability reporting agenda forwards in pursuit of a sustainable global economy. GRI congratulates Professor King on his new appointment and as an active member of the International Integrated Reporting Committee the GRI is looking forward to continue to work closely with Professor King in the important endeavor of promoting the development of Integrated Reporting”.
GRI is in the process of appointing a new Chairman of the Board of Directors, and will announce the decision soon. Herman Mulder has been appointed Deputy Chairman, and will lead in the interim period until a new Chairman is found. A World connector, Herman Mulder is a member of the board of the Dutch National Contact Point (NCP) of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. Mulder was a former senior executive at ABN AMRO, and is now an independent board member with a focus on sustainable development issues.