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, honorary professor at the universities of Pretoria and Cape Town and a visiting professor at Rhodes.
He has honorary doctorates of law from the Universities of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and Leeds in the UK, an honorary doctorate from Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia and an honorary doctorate in commerce from Stellenbosch University in South Africa. He is chair emeritus of the King Committee on Corporate Governance in South Africa, which produced King I, II, III and IV, and chair of the Good Law Foundation.
He is also chair emeritus of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) in London and of the Global Reporting Initiative in Amsterdam and a member of the Private Sector Advisory Group to the World Bank on Corporate Governance. He chaired the United Nations Committee of Eminent persons on Governance and Oversight and was president of the Advertising Standards Authority for 15 years and a member of the ICC Court of Arbitration in Paris for seven years.