Cynthia Corby

Partner, Regional Audit & Assurance COO, Transformation Leader, Regional Consulting Board member and Middle East Construction Leader | Deloitte

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, and 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 and is also the Director of Audit Operations for the Middle East, leading the practice comprising circa 1700 people.


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.


  • Compt in Accounting & Auditing – University of South Africa
  • 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