Strategic advisory board


Professor Mervyn E. King

The Chair of FutureBoards Advisory Board. Also chair of the King Committee on Corporate Governance for South Africa and an international corporate governance thought leader. The 4th edition of the King Report has been cited as "the most effective summary of the best international practices in corporate governance”. He is a former judge of the South African Supreme Court and corporate lawyer. Professor King is also Chair Emeritus of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)


Simon Walker

The lead non-executive director of the UK Department for International Trade. He was Director General of the UK Institute of Directors from 2011–2016. His former positions include Communications Secretary to HM Queen Elizabeth II and advisor to former Prime Minister, John Major.


Kai Eide

A retired Norwegian diplomat and former ambassador to NATO and the OSCE. Eide has served as Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General in Kosovo, as Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and as State Secretary to the Prime Minister of Norway.


Anita Pratap

An international award-winning writer and journalist, who has been on the staff of The Indian Express, India Today, Time Magazine, and CNN, where she served as bureau chief for India.


Paul Chan

Chair of the Malaysian Alliance of Corporate Directors. He also serves in the working group that developed the 5-Year Corporate Governance Blueprint initiated by Securities Commission Malaysia, as Council Member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants, and as Secretary General of Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance.


Jamie Lyon
Founding Member

Portfolio Head at ACCA, which organizes 200 000 accountants and half a million students worldwide. He oversees a team of technical experts focused on corporate governance, financial management and enterprise risk shaping the future of the enterprise.