Edward W. Anderson

Biography of Ed Anderson, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Compassion International. Joining Compassion in 1980, Ed has extensive academic and professional backgrounds that have prepared him well for this current leadership role.
Edward W. Anderson
Sr. Vice President of Global Support Services & Chief Financial Officer
Edward W. Anderson

Since 1980, Ed has faithfully served Compassion to help further our mission. A Certified Public Accountant, he is the ministry's Senior Vice President of Global Support Services and Chief Financial Officer. His many duties also include overseeing the development of new organizations worldwide as they join Compassion's Global Partner Alliance.

Ed’s calling to young people was evident even before he joined Compassion’s ministry. While in high school, Ed committed his life to Christ at a Young Life Camp in Colorado. Even as a young Christian, Ed’s desire was that other young people hear about the love of Christ. He pursued this desire in college by volunteering as a leader with Young Life Clubs, an international ministry working with high school students.

Ed’s educational background has also prepared him well for his leadership role at Compassion. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Towson State University in Maryland and his Masters of Business from the University of Colorado. Ed has also been a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) since 1983.

In addition to his work with Compassion, Ed has served on many boards and committees including Colorado Springs Christian Schools, Resource Exchange International, Gospel of Glory, Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, and Evangelical Joint Accounting Committee.

Ed and his wife Tracey married in 1979 and have two daughters. He is an accomplished tennis player and delights in playing whenever possible. He and his family also enjoy sailing.