EY Advisory Services
Christian Kittleson leads the British Columbia Public Sector Practice and the Indigenous Practice nationally. He came to EY from the Province of British Columbia’s Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, where he served as Assistant Deputy Minister. Here, Christian worked with BC First Nations to secure long-term treaties and to expand the number of non-treaty agreements to further economic and social development opportunities benefitting both the Province and First Nations. Specializing in new innovative approaches in collaborative design, Christian worked to accelerate progress toward true indigenous reconciliation.
Reconciliation with Indigenous communities and Nations is about finding common ground and common intent. Christian brings a process of multi-interest collaborative design, to replace traditional negotiations, with the intent of building trust.
Prior to this role, Christian was Assistant Deputy Minister, Natural Resource Sector Business Transformation and worked to implement the province’s plan to fully integrate the decision-making process across the Natural Resources Sector. Prior to joining the public sector, Christian worked in the private sector as an executive and Chief Financial Officer. His varied public and private sector background in operations and experience managing infrastructure and transformational projects, as well as his deep government experience and vast network, bring a unique insight and approach to today’s challenges.