The life and times of a Dragons’ Den presenter…
After studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics at England’s prestigious Oxford University, Evan obtained a Masters of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
His first professional engagement was as an economist at London’s Institute of Fiscal Studies, going on to pen articles for London Business School’s popular publication Business Strategy Review.
With his journalistic career taking great shape, Evan joined the BBC as an economics correspondent in 1993. He then spent four years working on the flagship business and current affairs show Newsnight, and six and a half years as the BBC's economics editor.
Evan has been instrumental in shaping the extensive BBC coverage of economics across all the corporation's outputs, gaining gongs and accolades along the way – including the Work Foundation's Broadcast Journalist of the Year award in 1998, 2001 and 2003, and the Harold Wincott Business Broadcaster of the Year award in 2002.
He has written and co-written several best-selling books, most notably the 1993 Public Spending in which he argued the case for privatising British public services as a means to increase efficiency.
A keen motorcyclist, Evan was filmed riding his beloved Yamaha R6 in The City Uncovered, a 2009 documentary series in which he examined the history of finance and the events leading up to the recent financial crisis.