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

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