Simon McKie is the Chairman and a designated member of McKie & Co (Advisory Services) LLP. He was the founder and principal of its predecessor firm, McKie & Co.
Simon has specialised in solving the taxation problems of private clients since the early 1980s. He was formerly the Head of Taxation at Coutts & Co and had previously been the head of the City tax practice of Robson Rhodes and a director of Rathbone Brothers Plc.
He has extensive experience in the provision of expert witness reports.
Simon is a former Chairman of the Faculty of Taxation and of the Faculty's Inheritance Tax & Trusts Sub-Committee and of the Capital Taxes Sub-Committee of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. He was an elected member of the Governing Council of the ICAEW. He is a member of the Technical Committee of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and of the Succession Taxes and Capital Gains Tax and Investment Income Sub-Committees of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. He has sat on various joint committees of the professional bodies with Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs.
He is a well known lecturer and writer on taxation. His published works include The Capital Gains Taxation of Non-Resident Settlements (Sweet & Maxwell), McKie on Reinvestment Relief (Butterworths), Butterworths' Personal Financial Planning Manual, Tolley's Estate Planning and McKie on Statutory Residence (CCH).
In his younger days, a keen rugby player, boxer and athlete, Simon now pursues gentler interests: theology, liturgy, classical literature, the theatre, church architecture and cider making. He is the author of Making Craft Cider: A Ciderist’s Guide. He is a member of the Prayer Book Society, the Society of King Charles the Martyr, Mensa, the Old Blues Rugby Football Club, the Royal Automobile Club and Rodden Parochial Church Council. He is licensed as a Reader of the Church of England. He has two adult daughters and lives with Sharon, his wife, in the idyllic rural calm of Rudge in Somersetshire.