Conor Kehoe has been appointed as chair of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), replacing Dominic Barton who chaired the council from 2018-2020. The appointment coincides with the 10th anniversary of the IIRC

Kehoe will be responsible for working with the IIRC Board and executive to achieve a global consensus on the structure and implementation of a comprehensive corporate reporting system.

Commenting on his appointment, Kehoe said: “In a world that is being reshaped by Covid-19 and is still facing the existential threat of climate change, the IIRC’s multi-capital agenda has never been more relevant.

“The concepts at the heart of integrated reporting – the connectivity of information reflected in integrated thinking; the board leadership it demands; and the broadening of business models to ensure they respond to the legitimate needs and expectations of stakeholders – must become the permanent features of a new global system for reporting.

“The IIRC will step up its work with our partners to ensure the <IR> Framework is linked to a comprehensive set of standards, interconnected oversight and assurance, that enables increased trust and confidence.

“I look forward to working with the IIRC team, Board and Council to drive this crucial work forward.”

IIRC Board chair Barry Melancon said: “A highly respected business leader internationally, Conor brings with him the skills we need to prepare for the next ten years – a decade in which we aim to complete our mission. We will be seeking new ways to intensify the adoption of integrated thinking and reporting internationally and will ensure our principles form the basis of a new global system reflected in regulation, market practice and assurance.”