Andrew Watchman was appointed to the IFRS Interpretations Committee in May 2013 for a term of three years.
Andrew is the global IFRS leader for Grant Thornton International and heads its London-based IFRS team. Andrew’s team promotes high quality, consistent application of IFRS throughout the Grant Thornton network, including a consultation service that addresses technical questions from around the world. Andrew has authored or overseen numerous external and internal publications on the practical application of IFRSs, leads Grant Thornton’s global IFRS training programme and chairs two international working groups of member firm IFRS experts. Andrew and his team also lead the development of Grant Thornton’s responses to IASB proposals.
Prior to joining Grant Thornton in 2005, Andrew spent two years as Accountancy Adviser to the UK’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and fourteen years with Arthur Andersen up to partner level. The DTI role involved providing expert advice on public policy in financial reporting and on all aspects of the transition to IFRSs in the UK.