Christie accepted partnership at Henderson Partners, LLP in 1998 and became managing partner in 2005. She obtained her Chartered Accountant designation with Ernst & Young serving high net worth clients in the Tax and Wealth Management Practice. She is a Certified Financial Planner, a Trust and Estate Practitioner and has completed the Ivey Business School’s Family Enterprise Advisor program and is a designated Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA). In addition, she has completed the CICA’s In-Depth Tax Course, the Canadian Securities Course, the ICD’s Governance Essentials for Directors of Non-Profit Organizations and is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation.
Christie’s clients are entrepreneurial organizations and their owners, professionals, professional athletes and their families. Her expertise is in business advisory and providing comprehensive tax, wealth, estate and succession planning with a focus on advising family enterprise.
Christie is author of the national best seller Taxes for Canadians for Dummies published by Wiley & Sons and is a respected media expert on tax and personal finance to CBC, The Globe and Mail, Global TV and others.
Christie and the firm are committed to community building. Christie was appointed to the Public Accountants Council for the Province of Ontario in November of 2016. She recently retired as chair of the board of the Oakville Hospital Foundation and served two terms on the governing Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. Christie served previously on the Board of Governors of St. Mildred’s Lightbourn School and the Board of the United Way of Oakville.
Christie was the recipient of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario’s Award of Distinction and was elected a Fellow of the Institute (FCPA/FCA) in 2013. Christie is recognized as one of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs as part of the PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 listing. She has been nominated one of Canada’s “Top 40 under 40″ and for the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards.
Christie enjoys a busy life at home with her husband Kirk and their three boys. She spends her spare time running marathons, skiing, playing tennis and traveling.