Evan Willen

Evan Willen


Technical & Engineering | Property & Construction

Evan appoints senior executives within state government, local government, higher education and the management consulting sectors with a strong focus on project and program delivery professionals. He has built up a strong knowledge of the Victorian public service, leading search assignments from Directors and Executive Directors level through to Deputy Secretary level.

Evan is a senior search professional with in excess of 20 years’ experience, including working within Australia and the United States. He has also undertaken a number of senior search assignments within China and Asia.

Throughout his career, Evan has worked both in-house with the engineering/project delivery firms of Fluor and Barclay Mowlem (now Laing O’Rourke), as well as for a number of specialist executive search firms.

Evan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from La Trobe University and a Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations from Queensland University of Technology.

Recent appointments

  • State Building Surveyor – independent statutory authority

  • Deputy Secretary, Planning – Victorian government department

  • Executive Director, Building – Victorian government department

  • Project Director – local government

  • Director, Health Capital Planning – Victorian government authority

  • Director, State Planning Services – Victorian government department

  • Deputy chief Panel Member – Victorian government department

  • General Manager City Strategy & Sustainable Development – local government

  • Chief Operations Officer – local government

  • Director, Building Policy – Victorian government department.