Introducing the IT Pro Leader Board

Mark has worked in most elements of IT management for nearly 20 years in a mixture of employed and contract roles.

He learnt 'politics' (both 'office' and 'ruling party') as an IT Manager in the NHS and in Local government, the support of staff and systems as the Midlands regional support manager with Orange, critical infrastructure as global IT Infrastructure manager with Contship (in the days when organisations paid for private global networks as the internet was "only" for downloading device drivers and for sending and receiving email).

Mark has developed a strategic approach to IT at RLB in his capacity of IT Manager, embracing the cloud and desktop virtualisation as both professional challenges to his team and enabling technologies for the organisation.

Outside of work, Mark plays guitar in two bands, loves cinema and good beer, runs a private recording studio and has followed the German techno-industrial band, Rammstein, across a fair few of their gigs in Europe.

Mark, on behalf of RLB, was awarded the IT Team of the Year accolade at IT Pro's inaugural awards in 2011.

Mark Evans, IT manager, Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB)

Mark Evans, IT manager, Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB)
Maggie Holland

Maggie has been a journalist since 1999, starting her career as an editorial assistant on then-weekly magazine Computing, before working her way up to senior reporter level. In 2006, just weeks before ITPro was launched, Maggie joined Dennis Publishing as a reporter. Having worked her way up to editor of ITPro, she was appointed group editor of CloudPro and ITPro in April 2012. She became the editorial director and took responsibility for ChannelPro, in 2016.

Her areas of particular interest, aside from cloud, include management and C-level issues, the business value of technology, green and environmental issues and careers to name but a few.