The 25-year old Scotland international signed a four-year deal with the Toffees yesterday and he insists that fellow Scotsman Moyes, along with ex-Rangers teammates Nikica Jelavic and David Weir (now coaching at Everton), were big reasons for him joining the Merseysiders.
"My decision to move to Everton was, first of all, that under the manager's leadership over the last 10 years they have been one of the most successful clubs in terms of growing and the facilities are world class," he said.
"I think last season showed that, finishing seventh in the world's best league and above your nearest rivals and doing quite well in the cups. It is what every player strives for.
"I have heard a lot from various people who have been in contact with the club over the last few years and there are some great guys in the squad.
"I spoke to Nikica and David Weir especially. He has been a big part of my career and he told me I would love it and his words mean a lot to me.”