John O'Grady was appointed to the IFRS Interpretations Committee in July 2012 for a term of three years.
He is an Assurance Partner in Ernst & Young (EY), based in Hong Kong, China and Melbourne, Australia. He is a senior Partner in EY's Asia Pacific Professional Practice Group where he has led the Asia Pacific IFRS Group since the formation of the Asia Pacific Area within EY in July 2010.
Prior to that time he led the Oceania Area IFRS Group from 2005. John is also a member of EY's global IFRS Policy Committee, which is responsible for recommending EY policy around IFRS application, reporting and interpretation globally. John has overall responsibility for IFRS consultations and interpretations within EY across Asia Pacific, and leads a team of IFRS Professional Practice personnel across 22 countries. He is a graduate of University College Dublin and a Fellow of the Institutes of Chartered Accountants in Australia and in Ireland.