Rod Evans


Board roles

Chairman – Cranecorp Australia
A privately owned crane hire business servicing the Western Australian resources sector. 2018 Business News Rising Star Award winner. Business valued doubled over three years.

Chairman – Ashburton Assurance Australasia
A certification assessment body for ISO 9001 Quality Management; ISO 14001 Environmental Management; and OHSAS 18001 and AS/NZS 4801 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. Accredited by JAS ANZ

Director – Harvest Technology Group
An ASX listed company specialising in secure real-time data transmission. 10 times increase in share price over 12 months.

Researcher in strategy and idea development

Completing a PhD dissertation - The role of the board in the ideation front end of breakthrough innovation

Sibbritt, K.F., and Evans, R. 2017. "Corrupt Research—the Case for Reconceptualising Empirical Management and Social Science by Raymond Hubbard." Journal of Business-to-Business Marketing. [An examination of what makes for legitimate research findings.]

Lecturer in strategy

Teaching business strategy and creative problem solving to students in the Curtin University Masters of Business Administration program.

Teaching Excellence Award Winner.


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Previous roles

Mergers and acquisitions

Group Manager Acquisitions and Strategy, Alinta Limited
Acquisitions included: Duke Energy Australian and New Zealand assets – $1.69bn; Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline – $1.86bn; and AGL various assets – $6.5bn. The company also made a $20bn bid Thames Water in the UK.

Business turnaround

Turnaround committee chairman, Neptune Marine Services

Turnaround CEO, The GFR Group

Capital Markets

Director, Paterson Capital Partners

Managing Director, The Small Business Investment Company.

Stockbroker, McIntosh, Hamson, Hoare Govett.

Foreign Investment

Assistant Director General, Department of Industry and Resources.
$11.7 billion of new investment interest in WA resources sector projects was attracted from USA, UK, Middle East, China and India.


Research economist, Bureau of Agricultural Economics.

Rod Evans speaking to Perth Young Professionals on Personal and Professional Strategy. Listen to learn more about Rod's views on strategy.

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Other interests and achievements


  • Australian Cyclist of the Year 1990 and 1994.
  • Established world cycling records for 100 miles, 200 miles, 12 hours, 24 hours, 1000kms and around Australia.


  • Walked the Nullabor Desert unsupported.
  • Twice walked the Gibb River Road unsupported.
  • First Australian to complete a West to East crossing of Australia by bicycle through the central Australian desert.

Other references

“Overlander, One Man’s epic race to cross Australia” by Rupert Guinness.
Rupert Guinness talks of meeting Rod and Rod's cycling background.

For further detail, see Rod Evans on LinkedIn