Mervyn King, a senior counsel and former Judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa, consults and advises on corporate legal issues. He is recognised internationally as an expert on corporate governance and sustainability.

He sits as an arbitrator and as a mediator. He is a founding member of the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa and for some eight years was the South African judge at the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris.

He has acted as an Inspector of Companies and a Commissioner of Inquiries into the affairs of companies. He has chaired many meetings for the compromise of creditors of companies and the rearrangement of shareholders’ interests. He has spoken at conferences and lectured on corporate issues in 60 countries.

He is a regular speaker on radio and television talk shows and ran his own television series, “King on Governance”. He has been chairman and director of companies listed in London, Luxembourg and Johannesburg. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Global Reporting Initiative, Chairman of the International Integrated Reporting Council and Chairman of the King Committee on Corporate Governance. He is an honorary fellow of several businesses and accounting organisations and holds honorary doctorates from universities in South Africa, the UK and Australia




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