Neilane Mayhew

Neilane Mayhew, Director

Neilane Mayhew was appointed Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture & Sport on November 26, 2020.

Prior to this appointment, Neilane was with the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions (MMHA), which she joined in October 2017, serving first as Associate Deputy Minister and Chief Operating Officer before being appointed Deputy Minister in June 2018.

Before moving to MMHA, Neilane was with the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation (MIRR), in roles which included Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Initiatives Division and Assistant Deputy Minister and Executive Financial Officer (ADM/EFO). She was appointed Associate Deputy and COO for the Ministry in October 2014.

Neilane has also worked in tax administration, serving in a variety of roles for the Ministry of Finance including Executive Director of the Appeals and Litigation Branch, Executive Director of the Property Taxation Branch, and Executive Director of the Consumer Taxation Programs Branch. 

Neilane has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Laws from UVic. After graduation, she practiced law with a small firm in Victoria before joining the BC Public Service in 2001.  In her spare time, she runs, bikes and swims and has completed several marathons and triathlons.