John Evans has been promoted to executive vice president and managing director of international operations at Key Equipment Finance – several steps up from his current role as managing director and executive vice president of the Asian Pacific business. Evans will oversee all of Key’s activities in Europe, Canada and the Asia Pacific and his role will include streamlining the company’s different regional technologies and processes. Evans will relocate from Australia to the United Kingdom at the beginning of 2008, to operate from the Ascot office.
Adam Warner, president of Key Equipment Finance said: “John is uniquely qualified for this expanded role based not only on his knowledge and understanding of the organization in the United States and abroad, but also through his proven track record leading and motivating teams to achieve corporate objectives.”
Evans has a long and distinguished history at Key. In 1997 he was appointed as European portfolio manager, but soon moved on to become vice president of European commercial operations in 2000. Evans then gained an expatriate assignment as senior vice president of global finance and treasury at Key’s worldwide headquarters in Superior, Colorado in 2002, and in 2004 was again promoted to senior vice president of integration and technology. He was appointed to his current role in 2006, which was based in Sydney, Australia.