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EVERIST, Ian Charles OAM (1928-2012)

EVERIST, Ian Charles OAM (1928-2012)

Ian Everist, 2007.

Ian Everist, 2007.

Ian Charles Everist, engineer, was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2007 for services to engineering particularly in the area of water and sewage management and the community.

Born on 30 March 1928, Ian attended Geelong College from 1934 to 1944. He pursued many sporting endeavours and achieved notable success competing in the U18 football premiership team, his appointment as Chairman of the Gordon Institute of TAFE Student Representative Council, as stroke of the Victorian VIII, being coached by Albert Bell in the 'Harmony 8' crew and representing the State in the King's Cup as the Melbourne University stroke for four years.

After graduating from Melbourne University, Ian Everist began working as an engineer with the Geelong Harbour Trust. He also won a Rotary Foundation Scholarship which enabled him to complete a post graduate Master of Science in Minneapolis. Returning to Australia in the late 1950s, Ian worked again at the Geelong Harbour Trust and following that, with a firm of consulting engineers. It was with this firm that he became Partner, Senior Partner and then Managing Director. Along the way Ian was also involved in APEX, the Victorian Environment and Planning Law Association, the Mid-Goulburn Region Water Authority Board as Chairman, Regional Catchment Management Council, and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal as an adjudicator and he also had time to be a Scout Master.

He died on 13 June 2012.

His brother, Percy Neil Everist OAM (1929-2016), was also educated at Geelong College.

Sources: Ad Astra No 112 June 2007 p 28; The Age (Melb) 15 June 2012. OGC 1940.
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