Pflugrath Dr Gary

CPA Australia

Dr Gary Pflugrath (PhD, MBA, B.Bus, FCPA) is Executive General Manager Policy and Advocacy at CPA Australia with more than 38 years' experience in the accountancy profession, across senior public policy, advocacy, academic research, internal audit, financial reporting, and governance and administration roles.

Prior to joining CPA Australia, Gary was the Senior Director, Public Policy and Governance at the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), in New York. He has also previously worked at the University of New South Wales and the Reserve Bank of Australia.

In his role as Executive General Manager Policy and Advocacy, Gary is responsible for the representation and advocacy work on behalf of the accountancy profession in Australia and international markets. This includes areas such as; auditing and assurance, financial reporting, ethics, professional standards, taxation, retirement savings, sustainability and corporate governance.

Gary holds a PhD from the University of New South Wales and has been published in several refereed accounting and ethics academic journals, includingAuditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory,The Journal of Business Ethics, andInternational Journal of Auditing.

Gary is a Fellow of CPA Australia and has been a member for over 32 years.