The Corporate Report
Mervyn E King SC
BA LLB (cum laude) H Dip Tax (Wits), PhD (hc) in Law (Wits), LLD (hc) (Leeds), CD (SA), FRSA, HFCA, HCPA, HCIMA, HIIA (UK), FIOD
Mervyn King is a Senior Counsel and former judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa and has an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of the Witwatersrand.
He is Professor Extraordinaire at the University of South Africa on Corporate Citizenship; Honorary Professor in the Department of Marketing and Communication Management at the University of Pretoria; Visiting Professor in the Rhodes
Investec Business School; Chairman of the King Committee on Corporate Governance in South Africa; former President of the Advertising Standards Authority; First Vice-President of the Institute of Directors Southern Africa; Chairman Emeritus of the Global Reporting Initiative in Amsterdam; a member of the Private Sector Advisory Group to the World Bank on Corporate Governance; Chairman of the International Integrated Reporting Council in London and Chairman of the Integrated Reporting Committee in South Africa. He also chaired the United Nations Committee on Governance and Oversight.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts (RSA, in the United Kingdom) and Institute of Directors (IoD) and Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) United Kingdom and Ireland and of CPA Australia (Certified Practising Accountants) and of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. He is a Chartered Director (SA). He
has been the chairman and director of companies listed on the London, Luxembourg and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges.
He has consulted, advised and spoken on legal, business, advertising, sustainability and corporate governance issues in 50 countries and has received many awards. He is the author of The Corporate Citizen; co-author (with Teodorina Lessidrenska) of Transient Caretakers; and co-author (with Leigh Roberts) of Integrate: Doing Business in the 21st Century, published by Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd.
Anton van Wyk CD (SA) (Chartered Director South Africa)
Anton van Wyk holds the following qualifications: QIAL (Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership); BCompt (Bachelor of Accounting Science); CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) and CRMA (Certification in Risk Management Assurance).
Anton was admitted as a partner in 1998. He currently leads PricewaterhouseCoopers’ South, East and West Africa Market Areas’ Risk Assurance practice. He also served as PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Global Internal Audit Services leader from 2004 and 2009.
He has nearly 30 years of experience in corporate governance, risk management and internal audit and has worked with a range of local and global clients.
He served as a board member of Pricewaterhouse-Coopers’ Africa Governance and South African Governance Board between 2011 and 2014, and is a member of the firm’s Business School Board.
He is a full member of the King Committee on Governance in South Africa and is Chairman of the South Africa Corporate Governance Network.
Anton was elected 2014–2015 Global Chairman of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) at its annual meeting in London. He is the first individual from Africa and the first South African to lead the world’s largest internal audit organisation (185 000 members).
Michael Kuper SC BA (Hons) LLB (Rand)
Michael Kuper is a senior South African commercial advocate (barrister) and arbitrator in practice at the Johannesburg Bar (Society of
He took Silk in 1984 and thereafter served as the Chairman of the Johannesburg Bar Council on various occasions and was also the Vice-Chairman of the General Council of the Bar of South Africa. He has served as an Acting Judge on various occasions.
Together with Mervyn King, Michael led the initiative to establish the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa, a joint venture between the business, legal and accounting professions, and has served as its Chairman since its establishment in 1996. The foundation provides administered arbitration and mediation services throughout Southern Africa and its work has transformed arbitration in this country.
Michael has participated extensively both as counsel and arbitrator in domestic South Africa arbitrations, as well as in regional or cross-border arbitrations in SADC, including the Indian Ocean Islands, and in international arbitrations in the United Kingdom, France, Nigeria and the United States of America. He has served on arbitration panels appointed by the International Chamber of Commerce and by the London Court of International Arbitration. He has acted as lead counsel on behalf of South Africa in arbitration proceedings before the Permanent Court of Arbitration. He is Country Rapporteur for South Africa to the International Chamber of Commerce and to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law.
Michael also serves on the Management Committee of Africa ADR, an initiative intended to provide standardised arbitration and mediation services throughout Africa.