Anthony Blenkey

Anthony Blenkey
Director of Internal Audit (Middle East)
+44 (0)20 7651 1351
Anthony Blenkey, Director of Internal Audit with Moore Stephens, has played a leading role in the team responsible for building an agile and innovative internal audit, governance, risk and assurance (GRA) practice in the Middle East since 2013.

When Anthony moved to Moore Stephens he brought with him extensive experience of internal audit, risk management and governance gained through many years as a Head of Internal Audit. At the start of his audit career Anthony worked for one of the largest government departments in the United Kingdom. He is also a former Head of Internal Audit for English Heritage and acted in the same capacity for a significant Government agency. His remit has covered large scale construction programmes, computer projects, fraud investigations, governance advisory and consultancy services.

Anthony has played an important role in developing the firm’s GRA services in the region. He is proud of the contribution he has made to the team’s accomplishments in both the UAE and Qatar. In a relatively short period of time, Anthony and the team have developed and retained a portfolio of clients from a number of sectors. “It is our ability to understand the region and clients’ needs which ensures we are kept on as long-term assurance partners” explains Anthony. “A number of staff in the GRA team are native Arabic speakers and that includes one of our Chief Audit Executives. The Moore Stephens ethos is to put clients at the centre of everything we do and that comes through in our approach. Being able to do business at senior levels in Arabic has proved valuable in maintaining relationships and nurturing trust and understanding” notes Anthony.

Anthony has over 17 years of experience to draw on. “Having worked across the private and public sector, I’ve seen numerous operating models, strategies and business approaches to risk. This depth of governance knowledge allows me to function in both an informed and intuitive manner which facilitates a robust approach to establishing the ‘root cause’ of issues. Being able to add value in real time is part of what I can offer and also what Moore Stephens and the GRA team in the UAE and Qatar can offer. We select experienced and skilled staff to work for us and this sets us apart from competitors. Clients know they are getting seasoned professionals and this in turn equates to reliability” states Anthony.

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