Alan Evered joined Shell chemicals in 1962 and became a member of the Victorian Pest and Weed Control Association. Shell used to produce aldrin and dieldrin for termite management as well as diazinon, maldison and dichlorvos.
Alan, along with Jack Flick, John McCarron and Ray Peek, was a prime mover in the formation of the Council of Australian Pest Control Associations (CAPCA).
In 1980, Alan and Peter Meadows made a joint termite management presentation throughout Australia and Alan also ran the first commercial termite workshop in Perth, which was attended by over 200 people.
In 1982 Alan was the workshop coordinator for the first PIGS (Pest Industry and Government Sector). This was highly successful, drawing people from Government departments of Health and Education and from the Industry. It was the beginning of a coordinated approach to licensing and legislation for the industry.
In 1985, Alan became Chairman of the Health and Safety Committee of the Victorian branch of AEPMA.
In 1992, Alan left Shell Chemical Australia Pty Ltd and formed Evered Enterprises as a health and safety consultant.