Evans, former senior member of the group strategy team at RBS and special adviser to the prime minister, will join the ABI in the autumn.
On his appointment Evans says: “The wide range of issues that the insurance industry deals with on a day to day and year to year basis will make this a hugely testing and enjoyable role.
“I am very much looking forward to supporting Stephen and the ABI’s members in the challenges that lie ahead.”
ABI director general Stephen Haddrill says: “I am very pleased that Evans has agreed to lead the ABI’s corporate affairs team at this very important time for the insurance industry. His extensive experience and knowledge of the workings of government, the media and the financial services industry will be tremendous assets to the ABI.”