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Andrew Watchman

EFRAG User Panel Chairman

​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 User Panel

The EFRAG User Panel provides input, from a user perspective, on important and topical accounting issues that EFRAG's Technical Expert Group (EFRAG TEG) are considering. The EFRAG User Panel has three physical meetings in Brussels combined with three conference calls in between the meetings.

EFRAG is calling on the user community to be involved in EFRAG’s activities. Investors have an important role to play in improving the quality of financial reporting and ensure that IFRS provide investors and other capital providers (users of financial statements) with the information they need to support investment decisions and build trust in the capital markets. You can find a short brochure setting out why users should be involved and how they can be involved here.

The European Commission  and the IASB have been granted observer status.

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

Name Job title
Andrew Watchman EFRAG User Panel Chairman
Carsten Zielke EFRAG User Panel Vice-Chairman; EFRAG TEG Observer
Andrea Bellucci Professor of Accounting, University of Perugia
Martijn Bos Eumedion Representative
Luca D'Onofrio EFFAS FAC member - AIAF Board Member
Hilary Eastman CRUF Coordinator
Javier de Frutos Chairman EFFAS FAC
Jacques de Greling Director - Corporate Ratings (Scope Ratings)
Sue Harding Independent Analyst (Harding Analysis)
Sam Holland Senior Director, Accounting Officer (Standard & Poor’s)
Dennis Jullens Academic (University of Amsterdam)
Thomas Justinussen Chief Analyst (Danskebank)
Peter Malmqvist Financial Analyst (Malmqvist EQR AB)
Felipe Herranz Martin Senior Lecturer in Accounting (UAM), Board Member (AECA)
Serge Pattyn Independent Consultant
Marie-Pascale Peltre Independent Financial Analyst
Richard Schreuder Senior portfolio manager (Saemor Capital)
Ian Sealy Fund Manager (Neptune IM)
Norbert Seeger PensionsEurope
Jerome Vial Managing Director (CPM Advisory)
Jed Wrigley EFRAG TEG Member