Concurrent with the 2010 John Monash Scholarships ceremony held at Government House, the Governor-General Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, bestowed Life Membership of the Monash Foundation upon Mr Kenneth Crompton. Mr Crompton was the inaugural CEO and driving force behind the Foundation for the first seven years.
In making the Life Membership presentation, both the Governor-General and the Chairman of the John Monash Foundation, General Peter Cosgrove, thanked Ken for his tireless endeavor and clear vision. Ms Bryce noted that his contribution has been “a contribution to Australia’s future”.
Ken is also much admired and loved by the 48 John Monash Scholars elected during his tenure, most of whom sent messages of appreciation upon his retirement from the Foundation.