Mr Russell Evans
Russell Evans is a global technology and media industry executive with considerable experience in digital technology, business strategy, international markets, sales, product & marketing. Over the past 25 years, Russell has lived in and worked across Asia for a variety of high-profile, complex technology organisations.
Most recently Russell was the CEO of Wolters Kluwer across the Asia Pacific, Africa & South American regions. He led a team of 900 staff across numerous countries in a role encompassing business performance & leadership, strategy, cloud-based software & content development, mergers & acquisitions, governance & risk management. Prior to joining Wolters Kluwer in 2010, Russell held senior executive roles at IBM, Hyperion Solutions, Veda Advantage & Vodafone.
During his time at IBM, Russell spent many years interacting with the small business segment across the Asia Pacific, particularly in relation to how they utilise technology to improve productivity, enhance decision making and boost financial performance. During his time at Veda Advantage, Russell experienced extensive media exposure, commenting on issues ranging from the supply of credit to small business, cash flow management and the links between GDP growth and small business performance.
Russell is currently deputy chairman for Make-A-Wish Australia and is also on the board of Can Assist.
Russell holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing), a Masters of Business Administration which he gained from UNE in 1998 and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.