Photographic Portrait of Bob Forsyth

Bob Forsyth

EY UK Centre for Board Matters Co-Chair

Committed to upholding our reputation for integrity and quality. An Arsenal supporting Aberdonian born in Trinidad with a passion for slalom water-skiing and collecting global marathons.

Office London, GB

A senior partner in our Assurance Practice, Bob is Co-Chair of the EY UK Centre for Board Matters which generates our thought leadership content for boards looking to improve their impact, regardless of scale.

Bob was EY’s Head of Audit Quality in the UK for the last three years, a period during which EY rose to top of the audit quality league tables. Bob has attended over 250 audit committees in his 27 years as a partner and has used this to develop a best practice model for audit committees.

Bob leads the audits of FTSE 250 companies and large private groups across several sectors, including business services, retail, manufacturing, metals, real estate and construction, and runs our real estate, hospitality, construction and marine group in London.

How Bob is building a better working world

“The political and regulatory interest in the role of audit has put a spotlight on the profession, but made its contribution to society so much more visible. I have to regularly make hard and sometimes unpopular decisions to maintain our reputation for integrity and quality - this really drives me.

I am also the Audit Committee Chairman for London’s Air Ambulance Charity, where I try to apply my business and governance skills to indirectly help save the lives of people who find themselves in horrible trauma.”

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