Firm founder, Iain MacKay (pronounced MacKi) emigrated from Scotland to Vancouver, Canada in 1964. He graduated in 1969 as a Chartered Accountant and shortly thereafter formed a partnership with CAs Holley and Naylor creating Naylor Holley MacKay.
From the beginning, Naylor Holley MacKay had the vision to grow into a Northern and Western Canadian regional firm, and the systems and procedures were implemented to enable this to happen.
In 1970, the firm purchased two thirds of a practice in Whitehorse. Iain moved to the North at that time and spent the next 10 years in the Yukon. The firm continued to grow and evolve over the next number of years, as did its name which went from MacKay Peachey & Co to MacKay & Partners to MacKay LLP, and now Crowe MacKay LLP.
Pivotal moments in the firm’s history include: