Over his professional career, Tim McEwan has served in senior executive roles in both the public and private sectors. He is currently Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs with the Mining Association of British Columbia, a role he assumed in April, 2021.
Between 2017 and 2021, Tim was Senior Vice President, Policy and Stakeholder Engagement with the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of BC (ICBA).
Tim served as Deputy Minister, BC Ministry of Small Business, Red Tape Reduction and Minister Responsible for the Liquor Distribution Branch from 2015 to 2017 and, from 2012 to 2015, was Associate Deputy Minister, BC Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour where he established and led the Major Investments Office, a cross-government initiative to expedite major resource and development projects through complex permitting and approvals processes. He also led a number of corporate initiatives in this capacity.
Tim served as President and CEO of Initiatives Prince George Development Corporation (2008-2012), the economic development authority for Prince George, BC, where he led the implementation of a strategic plan to strengthen Prince George’s economic leadership role within British Columbia.
Tim was founding Executive Director (Assistant Deputy Minister) of the BC Progress Board (2001-2006), a Board of blue chip CEO’s mandated to benchmark BC’s economic performance and to provide strategic advice to the Premier and Government of British Columbia.
Early in his professional career, Tim worked eight years for the Business Council of British Columbia in policy advocacy and operational positions, including a key leadership role in the landmark BC Business Summit initiative between 1999 and 2001.
Tim has served as a director on numerous government, industry and charitable organizations. He is a past member of both the Deputy Ministers Council of BC and the Board of Governors of the Business Council of British Columbia.
He holds B.A. and M.P.A degrees, both from University of Victoria, and resides with his wife Cynthia in Tsawwassen, BC.