Evert has over 25 years experience as a leader and executive advisor in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Over the last 10 years he has been fulfilling these roles as principal of his own management consulting company.
Evert started with the BC Government as a professional forester in the natural resources sector, working on the ground and then moving into various executive roles. After ten years spent in the field, his focus changed to building systems, creating services, forming new organizations, and putting governance structures in place for natural resource agencies.
As Chief Resource information Officer for the natural resources sector, Evert helped to implement a collaborative approach for managing the sector’s information resources and related services. He transitioned major systems to the web which now underlie the BC Government’s Open Data website, and repositioned decision support in government as a shared service. He recommended future directions for resource programs, culminating in the consolidation of land use planning and corporate information services in the then BC Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management. These were all complex challenges, given the magnitude of the change from the status quo.
Evert as President and CEO is currently involved with partners in establishing an import company with a strong environmental and social conscious as its business ethic; he is an executive Board member with the Pacific Marine Analysis and Research Association; and was recently involved in testing the use of the newly established Community Contribution Company entity as a vehicle for social financing.
Having recently co-facilitated a project with the Victoria Foundation, where he applied Integral Strategy to the challenge of food security in the Capital Regional District — a ‘wicked problem’ involving many complex issues, a myriad of relationships, and a large number of players with diverse perspectives — he recognizes the potential of this approach in enabling organizations to be their best.