Steven Evans FCIArb FAMINZ(Arb) FFAVE(Master) FRICS FCInstCES FCIOB PRI

Present Position

Director - CMC Asia Pacific

Professional Experience

Steven is an accomplished construction professional with almost 30 years’ experience in the industry gained initially as a quantity surveyor for a major multinational contractor, and thereafter in senior quantity surveying and commercial management positions.

Since 2003, he has specialised in contract law and now combines his extensive practical experience with legal qualifications to provide high quality, realistic and cost effective dispute resolution, commercial management and training services to a variety of clients internationally.

That practical experience encompassesa wide range of market sectors, construction types and methods, covering disciplines such as quantity surveying, commercial management, project management, claim preparation and defence, adjudication, arbitration, mediation, contract drafting and vetting and training.

Steven also has experience in estimating, planning, buying, project management, contracts management and management system design and implementation.

Career Summary

Steven has been a director of a well established, multi-national construction contract and commercial consultancy. With a professional team, he provided unrivalled and formidable construction and contract advice to clients in Ireland, Wales and the South West of England. As a lecturer for the training division of that organisation, Steven provided training on a variety of topics such as JCT, NEC3, Adjudication, Payment and Contract Law.

Before that Steven was quantity surveyor and, thereafter, managing surveyor for a construction company which had a turnover in excess of GBP70m. He headed the commercial department of the Wales division (with a turnover of GBP40m) and managed a team of 10 quantity surveyors. Steven gained a wealth of practical knowledge and experience in main contract and sub contract management and dispute resolution and created and implemented new company wide commercial management systems and procedures.

In 2012, Steven founded, and continues to run, a professional consultancy in the UK, Steven C Evans Ltd; in 2015 Steven moved to Australia and joined CMC Asia Pacific to assist in its expansion throughout Asia Pacific.

Personal Summary

Born in Wales in the UK where I spent most of my life and career before moving to the Southern Hemisphere in 2015. I now split my time between New Zealand and Australia.

Speciality Areas

Commercial and Cost Management |Project Management |Dispute Avoidance |Contract Advice |Dispute Management and Preparation |Claim Preparation and Defence (quantum and time) |Expert Witness |Adjudication |Mediation |Contract Advice, Drafting and Vetting |Training

Qualifications

Steven has an Honours Degree in the Built Environment and in Law.

Steven is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Fellow (Arb) of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand, a Fellow (Master) of the Association of Forensic and Advanced Valuation Executives (AFAVE), a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (and country representative for Australia) and aFellow of the Chartered Institute of Building. Steven is also a member of the Society of Construction Law and a Professional Member of the Resolution Institute in Australia.