Finance Director

Biography

As Finance Director at PlatinumVA, Evan emphasises authenticity and excellence in his approach to work. His background and expertise in finance, consulting, hospitality and team management, along with his in-depth understanding of the regional market enable him to deliver outstanding returns. Our clients also appreciate his straight-forward charm, enthusiasm and flair for working with different cultures.

An Australian national, Evan has over two decades of distinguished corporate experience during which time he served with eminent business establishments including the Grand Hotel Group, Melbourne, Victoria. In 2006, he was appointed as Director of Real Estate (Hotel Asset Management), at Istithmar World in Dubai where he managed several prestigious 5 star properties and developments until joining PlatinumVA in 2011.

Excited by the challenge of building up a new company, Evan joined PlatinumVA with the aim to make a noticeable difference by supporting entrepreneurs and professionals within the UAE. His business acumen and friendly demeanor contributes to our team’s amazing success.

A Certified Practicing Accountant, Evan graduated from the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce.  He holds a certificate in Hotel Real Estate Investment and Asset Management and a diploma in Advanced Hotel Real Estate from the renowned Cornell University in New York.

When he is not busy overseeing the financial strategy or helping clients at PlatinumVA, Evan can be found on the golf course, perfecting his swing. He is an avid reader, and his interests include computing, music and cinema.