25 - 28 November 2019


Cynthia Corby Audit Partner & Middle East Construction Industry Leader Deloitte & Touche Middle East

Cynthia is the Middle East Construction Industry Leader for Deloitte & Touche Middle East. Cynthia chairs industry conferences and writes articles on industry issues. Cynthia is an author and founder of the GCC Powers of Construction Publication issued by Deloitte & Touche Middle East, which includes expert views on construction opportunities and trends in the region. Her current portfolio of clients includes all the major construction companies audited in the UAE as well as number of international referral assignments. 

Cynthia is an audit partner in Dubai office with over 20 years of experience in the profession. Prior to joining Deloitte Dubai in January 2006, Cynthia was a partner at Baker Tilly, United Kingdom, where she was the partner in charge of the audit department and prior to that she was with Deloitte in South Africa for 10 years. Cynthia was the first Female Audit Partner appointed in Deloitte & Touche (M.E.) in 2006. With her keen interest in people and the development of talent within the Firm she also leads the UAE Audit division’s HR department which looks after over 400 people across the UAE for Deloitte & Touche (M.E.).

Cynthia has worked with businesses ranging from quoted companies to large and small owner managed entities in the Middle East, United Kingdom and South Africa controlling overall service delivery. She has experience in advising on corporate transactions, including acquisition due diligence and group re-organisations. She is the Lead Partner for many International Subsidiaries with the Middle East operations head quartered in Dubai, reporting to the parent company auditors.

Qualifications and Professional Affiliations:

  • B.Compt in Accounting & Auditing – University of South Africa
  • B.Compt Hons – University of South Africa
  • Chartered Accountant South Africa, South African Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants – United Kingdom
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Client experience:

Arabtec PJSC, Al Habtoor Leighton Group, part of CIMIC Group, Amana Construction, DEPA PJSC, Dubai Contracting Company, Khansaheb Construction, part of Interserve Plc, Murray & Roberts Middle East, Lamprell Plc, Lavendon Middle East operations and Wade Adams Group.

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