Kelliann Dean, Deputy Minister Intergovernmental Affairs


Kelliann Dean Kelliann Dean is currently the Deputy Minister for the Departments of Intergovernmental Affairs and Municipal Affairs. Previously, she served as Deputy Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage from 2013-2016, as the Public Service Commissioner from 2010-13, and as the Deputy of Tourism, Culture and Heritage from 2004-2010.

From 2001 to 2004, she was Vice President of business development for Nova Scotia Business Inc., the province’s business development agency.

Prior to joining the provincial government, Kelliann worked for 13 years at the Business Development Bank of Canada in Halifax and Montreal. She held positions in the areas of communications, public relations, human resources, marketing and business development.

Kelliann holds a Bachelor of Public Relations degree from Mount Saint Vincent University and a master’s degree in business administration from Saint Mary’s University.

Kelliann resides in Tantallon with her husband, Chris, two teenage children, Grace and Will, and their chocolate brown Labrador Ringo.