Lou Evans has a long and distinguished career within the senior management for a number of blue chip companies. In the late 1970s he was Commercial Director of Grand Metropolitan Plc supporting the company’s commercial operations across the whole of the north of England. In the 1980s he was a Managing Director with Brent Walker Plc’s leisure division and Director of Operations for Sega Group-Europe. In the 1990s he turned London Wasps rugby club professional. More recently he has been a Senior Project Manager working with six Somerset Authorities to develop integrated plans for waste collection and disposal.

Since October 2005, Mr Evans has been a Company Director with MBA Associates, a London based property company involved in developments within the housing and commercial sector. He was also recently appointed Non Executive Chairman of Arc Developments, a commercial subsidiary of Arcadia Housing Group of which he is a main board member. Mr Evans lives in Wellington.