Evan is the Managing Director of Stevensons, a proud Horowhenua business 120 years in the making. Working for Stevensons for almost 40 years, Evan grew into his role as managing director of the Stevensons Group companies which includes Stevenson Structural Steel, Stevensons Doors, and Smith Steel. He has lead the companies through a number of major projects, utilising his significant project management skills and drive for quality workmanship. Evan works with some of New Zealand’s largest construction firms and has delivered landmark projects in the Wellington CBD, and across the Lower North Island. He is passionate about the future that trade careers can provide to the district’s younger constituents, often highlighting that 85% of millionaires in New Zealand are tradesmen. Outside of work, Evan is a notable runner, competing in events such as the New York Marathon in 2010, he is also an avid traveller.