Edward Haygarth Director – IFRS Global +44 (0)20 7391 9556


Based in London, Edward is a senior member of the Global IFRS team at Grant Thornton International Ltd which promotes high quality, consistent application of IFRS throughout the Grant Thornton network.

Edward has authored and overseen numerous external and internal publications on the practical application of IFRSs, and chairs its financial instruments working group which is made up of member firm experts from around the world. Edward also contributes to the development of global responses to International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) proposals and oversees a consultation service that addresses technical questions from around the world.


Edward is the President of the London Society of Chartered Accountants which provides support to over 35,000 members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Prior to acting as its President, Edward chaired its Financial Reporting Discussion Group for ten years organising presentations by senior figures in the accountancy industry including IASB Board members and IFRS Interpretations Committee members.