15 September 2016
The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) recently announced the appointment of Richard Howitt as its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Richard is a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and for over 20 years, was an architect of the European Union's (EU) non-financial informative directive, one of the biggest transformations in corporate disclosure anywhere in the world. He represented the EU on many missions worldwide, and represented European interests in numerous international initiatives, including the United Nations Business and Human Rights Forum and the OECD Forum on Responsible Business Conduct. He also acted as voluntary IIRC Ambassador for five years, promoting integrated reporting within the policy and business communities.
CAPA congratulates Richard on his appointment, and the IIRC for having recruited someone with such calibre and experience to advocate for an important initiative that is crucial for the future of corporate reporting and sustainability of businesses and economies worldwide. Richard will succeed outgoing CEO, Paul Druckman on 1 November 2016, and will step down as an MEP to coincide with his appointment. He will take on the role of implementing the IIRC Board's recently approved new strategic plan to embed integrated reporting principles within corporate governance practices worldwide.
For more information about this new appointment and the IIRC's initiatives, visit its website: http://www.integratedreporting.org/news/richard-howitt-appointed-as-next-chief-executive-officer-of-the-iirc/