3rd Colloquium: Integrated Thinking and Doing an Integrated Report

* South African Standard Time, UTC + 2:00


The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), in November 2019, issued a statement saying that there has to be accounting for value creation and that it is preferable that the chief financial officer is known as the Chief Value Officer. This statement supports value creation in a sustainable manner and indicates that a change of mindset is needed. Effective corporate leaders that think about developing a company’s business model and its strategy on an integrated basis.

The theme of the 3rd colloquium was therefore Integrated Thinking and Doing an Integrated Report, a cornerstone of developing an organization’s business model and strategy on an integrated basis.


The memorandum of proceedings provides a precis of each presentation, input from panelists and a summation by our Patron, Prof. Mervyn King. View the memorandum here or on the GGA Community.

Colloquium Videos and Presentations

The videos and presentations are available on the Community Portal


  • Charles Tilley: Interim CEO of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)
  • Suresh Kana: Chartered accountant and Chair of the King Committee
  • Roy Andersen: Chartered accountant and Chairs of companies
  • Mohamed Adam: Corporate Counsel, ArcelorMittal
  • Parmi Natesan: Chartered accountant and CEO of the IODSA
  • Karin Ireton: Independent advisor, Sustainability matters

Agenda and speaker profiles below

View the agenda here.

The Integrated Report


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20 May 2020

08:30 – 13:30

Time Zone:
South African Standard Time, UTC + 2:00



Online Conference

Event Schedule

(Click on speaker image to view profile.)

Welcome & Logistics

Opening remarks

Integrated sustainable manner

How to create an integrated report


The CFO becoming a Chief Value Officer

Outlook as envisaged in the integrated reporting framework

Panel discussion, questions & answers

Closing summation

Carolynn Chalmers

Governance Advisor

Carolynn assists leaders and leadership teams to understand and apply governance principles and generate value for their organisations. She makes use of her expertise and experience in corporate governance, organizational strategy, Digital Transformation and systems thinking to do so.

Carolynn is the Chief Executive Officer of the Good Governance Academy and Managing Director of Go Govern. Carolynn also manages Africa’s largest online governance network.

Carolynn has extensive management and governance experience and has held various Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Board, Board Committee and Executive roles for international, listed, private and public organisations. Her experience spans many industries, including financial services, health, energy, construction, education, tourism, media and the public sector.

Carolynn is co-editor of the ISO standard for the governance of organizations (ISO 37000) and Chairperson of the associated South African Bureau of Standards mirror committee, TC309, where she also represents South Africa’s King Committee.

Carolynn is best known for her successes in designing and leading large, complex strategy and organisational transformation implementations – she attributes this success to the application of effective governance principles.

Carolynn has received numerous national and international accolades for public speaking.

Prof. Mervyn King

Patron, Good Governance Academy

Mervyn King is a Senior Counsel and former Judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa. He is Professor Extraordinaire at the University of South Africa on Corporate Citizenship, Honorary Professor at the Universities of Pretoria and Cape Town and a Visiting Professor at Rhodes.

He has an honorary Doctorate of Laws from the Universities of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and Leeds in the UK, an honorary Doctorate from Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia and a honorary Doctorate in Commerce from Stellenbosch University in South Africa, is Chair Emeritus of the King Committee on Corporate Governance in South Africa, which produced King I, II, III and IV, and Chair of the Good Law Foundation.

He is Chair Emeritus of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) in London and of the Global Reporting Initiative in Amsterdam and a member of the Private Sector Advisory Group to the World Bank on Corporate Governance. He chaired the United Nations Committee of Eminent persons on Governance and Oversight and was President of the Advertising Standards Authority for 15 years and a member of the ICC Court of Arbitration in Paris for seven years.

He is chair of the African Integrated Reporting Council and chair of the Integrated Reporting Committee of South Africa.

He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for promoting quality corporate governance globally from the ICGN, the Asian Centre for Corporate Governance, the Indian IOD and the Regenesys Business School. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Commerce, honorary fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales; of the Institute of Internal Auditors of the UK; of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants; of the Certified Public Accountants of Australia; of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations of the UK, of the Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and a Chartered Director of South Africa.

He has been a chair, director and chief executive of several 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 over 60 countries and has received many awards from international bodies around the world including the World Federation of Stock Exchanges and the International Federation of Accountants.

He is the author of five books on governance, sustainability and reporting, the latest being “The Auditor. Quo Vadis.”

He sits as an arbitrator and mediator internationally.

Dr Fiona Robertson

Senior Lecturer, Leeds Beckett University

Dr Robertson currently works as a senior lecturer in accounting and finance at Leeds Beckett University. She is also an associate director of The Centre for Governance, Leadership and Global Responsibility where her research interests include Integrated Thinking and Reporting. She passionately believes that the focus of corporate leaders should be in the best interests of the long-term health of an organisation, which requires the recognition that the three dimensions of sustainable development, the economy, society, and the environment, are indivisible and integrated.

She is currently lead researcher on two funded research projects. The first project involves creating innovative solutions for sustainability in higher education and the second project aims to provide practical tools for implementing Integrated Thinking and Reporting in SMEs. She chairs an Integrated Reporting Group at Leeds Beckett University made up of practitioners and academics, who meet quarterly to promote and develop Integrated Thinking and Reporting.

She completed a PhD in Integrated Reporting in 2016, where she conducted 36 interviews with leading executive in seventeen FTSE 100 companies on their perceptions and experiences of Integrated Reporting. She has published several articles based on her research in leading academic journals and practitioner magazines and has presented her research findings at leading conferences.

She has previously worked for 25 years in senior finance roles in industry, with particular expertise in compliance, internal audit and project management. Fiona qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1988 and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) Corporate & Financial Reporting Panel which represents ICAS in relation to financial reporting and broader corporate reporting issues and undertakes proactive initiatives to contribute to the debate on how reporting could improve into the future, to better meet the needs of stakeholders.

Leigh Roberts CA(SA)

Chief Executive Officer, Integrated Reporting Committee of South Africa

Leigh has been deeply involved in integrated reporting in South Africa and internationally since its emergence in 2010. She worked on the development of the International <IR> Framework released in 2013 and its revision in 2021. She has consulted and run board and executive training on integrated reporting internationally and in South Africa and has written numerous publications. Leigh is Chief Executive Officer of the Integrated Reporting Committee of South Africa and is its technical head. She has adjudicated for integrated reporting awards, is a Chartered Accountant and an award-winning business journalist in print and television.

Mark Hoffman

Partner - Assurance Services, Deloitte

Mark joined Deloitte in 2019 having previously worked with KPMG for 29 years. Mark has worked with over 150 organisations in implementing and improving their IFRS Financial Reporting and Integrated Reporting processes and systems. He believes in practical and purpose driven reporting processes and systems that enable organisations to achieve their strategic objectives and purpose.

Mark has worked with more than 50 companies in IFRS accounting change, disclosure refresh, finance process solutions, complex transaction support and related financial reporting solutions. He has worked with over 150 organisations implementing and enhancing integrated reporting processes. He is an active member of IRC of SA Working Group and has extensive experience on development of processes, methodologies, report production, integrated assurance, King IV governance disclosures as well as Strategy, Performance reporting, Risk Management, Stakeholder Engagement, Governance and Remuneration applications.

Prof. Graham Terry

Professor, University of Johannesburg

Professor Graham Terry is an integrated reporting advisor and an ambassador for the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC).

He is a professor of practice at the University of Johannesburg where he is co-ordinating courses and research on integrated reporting and thinking. He is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and worked for The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) for 30 years serving in various capacities including Vice President and ending up as Senior Executive: Strategy and Thought Leadership. He was also a member of the SAICA Board for 10 years.

He has served on many national and international technical committees and was a member of the IIRC working group that developed the International Integrated Reporting Framework published in 2013. He was a founding member of the Integrated Reporting Committee of South Africa and chairman of the working group which developed the first discussion paper on integrated reporting.
He is the author of two books and has spoken at numerous conferences in Europe, Asia, Africa and the United States on integrated reporting and integrated thinking. He assisted in the establishment of the annual integrated reporting awards in Sri Lanka sponsored by the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka and serves on the panel of judges.

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