Everald Compton

Everald is Chairman of the LONGEVITY FORUM, a not for profit entity established by the eminent think-tank PER CAPITA, which has undertaken the task of implementing the Blueprint for an Ageing Australia. Everald was a Founding Director of National Seniors Australia. He served on its Board of Directors for 35 years and was Chairman for 25 years, retiring in 2010 when he took up a new role as Chairman of the Australian Government?s Advisory Panel on Positive Ageing for three years.

He was a Founding Director of ATEC Rail Group in 1996 and served as Chairman for 18 years. He now serves as a consultant to the company.

He is Chairman of Tenement to Terminal Ltd which was originally founded to build a coal export terminal at the Port of Gladstone in Queensland, but recently changed its purpose to serve the cattle industry and is building a live export facility at Gladstone.

Everald is Chairman of the Everald Compton Charitable Trust, an Elder of the Uniting Church, Chairman of ACTS which is a Uniting Church Charity helping people in needy circumstances, and an Honorary Senior Fellow of the University of the Sunshine Coast.

He became an Member of the Order of Australia in 1993 for services to the community and was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2001 for his services to the Transport Industry.

His vocation in his earlier years was as Chairman and Chief Executive of Everald Compton International, a fund raising consultancy that had offices in Brisbane, Wellington, Vancouver, Johannesburg and London. The company conducted over 1000 fund raising campaigns in 26 nations. It continues under new ownership and is based in London.

He is a Certified Practising Accountant, a Certified Practicing Marketer and an Honorary Research Fellow of Per Capita.

He is a member of the Queensland Club, the Brisbane Club and the National Press Club in Canberra.


"I commend your passion and commitment to the interests of Australia’s senior citizens. You should be so proud of what you have achieved."
- Julia Gillard - Prime Minister of Australia 2010 - 2013

"You have worked tirelessly as an advocate for Older Australians through National Seniors, Government Panels and in your own personal time.
Thank you for all your work."
- Thank you for all your work. Joe Hockey - Treasurer of Australia 2013 - 2015


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