John O'Grady was appointed to the IFRS Interpretations Committee in July 2012 for a term of three years, and was re-appointed for a further three years in July 2015.
He is an Assurance Partner at EY, based in Hong Kong, China and Melbourne, Australia. He is the Leader of EY's Asia Pacific Professional Practice Group (Assurance Quality function), which he has led since 1 July 2013.
Prior to that time he led the Asia Pacific Area (2010-13) and Oceania Area IFRS Groups (2005-10). 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 Professional Practice consultations (including IFRS) within EY across Asia Pacific, and leads a team of Professional Practice personnel across 24 countries. He is a graduate of University College Dublin and a Fellow of the Institutes of Chartered Accountants in Australia and in Ireland.