Mr Terry Evans is a highly experienced lawyer and company director of several government and not-for-profit Boards.

He served as a member of the University of South Australia’s Council for 12 years until 2017. First appointed as a member of the Council in 2005 he went on to serve as Pro Chancellor from 2010 to 2017.

In addition to his Council member functions, Mr Evans Chaired the Student Appeals Committee for eight years; was a Member of the University’s Audit and Risk Management Committee; a Member of its Governance and Legislation Committee; and a Member of the Senior Remuneration Committee.

Mr Evans began his career in a small legal practice, and went on to join Minter Ellison, a multinational professional services firm.

Whilst at Minter Ellison, he specialised in commercial transactions and tax and was for a time Managing Partner of the Adelaide Office. During this time, he was engaged by the South Australian Asset Management Corporation to advise on the restructure and disposal of several of the impaired assets of the failed State Bank. 

He subsequently joined the South Australian Government as its Chief Commercial Counsel. In that role he was the senior government lawyer on the privatisation of the state’s electricity, ports, TAB and other smaller businesses and on the outsourcing of water and bus services. He later became the Deputy Chief Executive and then Chief Executive of the Attorney- General’s Department.