Andrew Watchman

Chairman, European Financial Reporting Advisory Group Technical Expert Group &
Chief Executive Officer, European Financial Reporting Advisory Group

Andrew Watchman joined the European Financial Reporting Advisory Gropu (EFRAG) as CEO and Technical Expert Group Chairman in April 2016.

Prior to joining EFRAG Andrew was the Global Head of IFRS for Grant Thornton, leading a team supporting the application of IFRS across the international network and chairing the firm’s global IFRS expert group. Responsibilities included consulting on technical issues, developing publications, delivering training and responding to IASB proposals. Between July 2013 and joining EFRAG Andrew also served as a member of the IFRS Interpretations Committee.

Prior to joining Grant Thornton Andrew served as Accountancy Adviser to the United Kingdom’s Department of Trade and Industry, providing expert advice on public policy in financial reporting and the transition to IFRSs in the United Kingdom. Prior to that Andrew spent fourteen years in the audit practice of an international accounting firm, up to partner level.