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Andrew Watchman

EFRAG TEG Chairman and CEO

​Andrew Watchman joined EFRAG as CEO and TEG 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 UK's Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), providing expert advice on public policy in financial reporting and the transition to IFRSs in the UK. Prior to that Andrew spent fourteen years in the audit practice of an international accounting firm, up to partner level.

End of term: March 2019.


Direct phone number: +32- (0)2 207 93 02


EFRAG Secretariat

The EFRAG Secretariat supports and coordinates all activities of EFRAG under the responsibility of the EFRAG TEG Chairman and CEO. The EFRAG Secretariat consists of the EFRAG management team, of  (senior) technical managers and of support staff.

The current Members of the EFRAG Secretariat are (please click on Members' names to view their profiles):  

Name Job title
Andrew Watchman EFRAG TEG Chairman and CEO
Patricia McBride EFRAG Technical Director
Vincent Papa EFRAG Associate Director
Filippo Poli EFRAG Research Director
Saskia Slomp EFRAG Governance & Admin Director
Almudena Alcala EFRAG Technical Manager
Filipe Alves EFRAG Senior Technical Manager
Didier Andries EFRAG Senior Technical Manager
Isabel Batista EFRAG Senior Technical Manager
Galina Borisova EFRAG Technical Manager
Fredré Ferreira EFRAG Senior Technical Manager
Sapna Heeralall EFRAG Technical Manager
Joachim Jacobs EFRAG Technical Manager
Hocine Kebli EFRAG Senior Technical Manager
Ioana Kiss EFRAG Technical Manager
Lina Lemessiou EFRAG Technical Manager
Rasmus Sommer EFRAG Senior Technical Manager
Robert Stojek EFRAG Technical Manager
Ricardo Torres Ruiz-Olivares EFRAG Technical Manager (seconded by Deloitte)
Cristina Rodriguez EFRAG Office Administrator