I work for the accounting profession's International Auditing & Assurance Standards Board and I am responsible for their 2 projects that are most relevant to the SEAI:
(a) a high level Framework and Standard for assurance eng generally, and
(b) a proposed Standard for assurance on sustainability reports.
I'm a Chartered Accountant and a CPA and have worked in a large public practice firm, academia and the Victorian Auditor-General's Office, but for about the last 15 years have worked for the accounting profession itself, mainly in domestic and international standard-setting.
I'm a member of the GRI's Technical Advisory Committee, and recently
co-authored an IFAC Consultation Paper "Assurance Aspects of G3 - The Global
Reporting Initiative's 2006 Draft Sustainability Reporting Guidelines."
I live in suburban Melbourne, am married to Trish and have 2 boys: Digsy (18) and Jack (16).