Ellen is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and brings more than 30 years of corporate and financial expertise to LIFT.
After completing a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of British Columbia, Ellen joined Price Waterhouse (one of the former firms that merged to create PwC) in Vancouver where she obtained her CPA, CA designation and served audit clients in the forestry and insurance sectors. She transferred to Price Waterhouse in Sydney, Australia, focusing on auditing insurance and manufacturing and distribution clients. Ellen then moved to England for three years with her husband Paul and left public practice to work as a project accountant in the manufacturing sector.
Since returning to Vancouver in 1994, Ellen has raised two children and has been self-employed, providing contract financial expertise to a variety of clients mostly in the forestry, manufacturing and not-for-profit sectors. Ellen has also volunteered at the finance and Board level for several not-for-profit organizations.