About Christie

Christie Smith is a senior managing director in Accenture Strategy & Consulting.

In this new global role, Christie will lead and expand the transformational change offerings that address the complex change management challenges facing CEOs, C-suites and Boards. Christie will also lead Accenture’s Inclusion + Diversity practice focused on helping clients address this essential element of today’s modern workforce.

Prior to her role at Apple, Christie served as interim CHRO at Grail, a start-up cancer detection company, and was a principal with Deloitte Consulting. As a national Human Capital leader at Deloitte, she was responsible for working with global clients on their talent management, organizational design, workforce planning, compensation strategies, I&D, and HR technology solutions. In this role, Christie led large-scale technology implementations, change management, risk and communication strategies. She also has deep expertise in CEO consulting around global talent strategies, along with CEO succession and executive team structure, management and capability. As a strategist, she led new product offering strategies for Deloitte in the United States and global markets, including the development of customer strategy in BRIC and EMEA countries. As part of her strategic framework, she leveraged deep data analytics to drive predictive socioeconomic and political factors that would impact business and market strategies.

Her leadership in business development and expansion includes being the west region managing principal of Deloitte Consulting, where she led exponential growth for consulting in technology, human capital and strategy with several acquisitions and industry expertise. She also led Deloitte’s west region Life Sciences industry practice. Christie was part of the leadership team that drove the expansion of Deloitte Consulting into China and greater APAC.

Christie also was responsible for the founding and leadership of the Deloitte University Centers for Inclusion and Community Impact. In this capacity, she was responsible for building service offerings for I&D as well as Education and Veterans initiatives.

Christie received her doctorate in Clinical Social Work with a focus on I/O Psychology from New York University. She is a frequently sought-after speaker on leadership, strategy, I&D, and people analytics. She has been covered by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Forbes and CNN. Christie has been recognized as a Most Influential Woman in San Francisco (2012-2015), Women to Watch from Diversity Magazine (2012) and Top 50 Diversity Leader (2020). She is a member of the Committee of 200 (C200) and World 50 Women.

Christie lives in Seattle, Washington, with her wife and their two children.

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