Peter Bakker has been appointed deputy chair of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC).
“Peter becomes deputy chair at a time when the concept of ‘integration’ is gaining momentum as a vital step in the evolution of corporate reporting globally,” IIRC chairman Mervyn King said.
The appointment follows the issue of a draft outline of the Integrated Reporting Framework by the IIRC last week.
The IIRC plans to launch a prototype framework by the end of 2012 and a draft framework mid-2013 followed by the definitive version in late 2013.
“Peter Bakker’s global business acumen will strengthen our capabilities as the IIRC forges ahead with the development of the Framework,” King added.
Bakker is currently president of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and until 1 June 2011 was the chief executive of courier company TNT NV, a Netherlands-based holding company of TNT Express and Royal TNT Post.