J Barrey Williams
▪ 1981-1983 Manager TVW7 (ex SAS)
- 2015 – J. Barrey Williams, Gordon McColl and Richard Ashton outside St George’s Cathedral for the funeral of Sir James Cruthers
J Barrey Williams spent the first 20 years of his working life in the television industry, starting as a “props boy” on the legendary eastern states “Tonight Shows” of the sixties, through to General Manager of TVW Channel 7, Australia’s highest rating television station.
In 1983 he became Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Monahan Dayman Adams Advertising Group, which was re-named Mojo after a series of mergers, and was appointed a Director of the Asia Pacific Board.
From May 2000 to December 2005 he was Chief Executive Officer of The Western Australian Club (Inc.), a 2,000 membership-based professional persons’ business organisation, situated in a heritage building on St George’s Terrace.
He ran a consultancy group specialising in high level networking, marketing and sponsorship for several leading companies and organisations. He had undertaken major projects for a diverse range of clients including:
- West Australian Opera Company –
Director of Sponsorship, raising millions of dollars.
- The Perth Wildcats –
Director Marketing and Master of Ceremonies
- Therapy Focus –
Consultant, development of not-for-profit strategies
- Expo Group –
Marketing Manager, responsible for overall strategy for this leading printing group
- Tourism Malaysia –
Presentation of major “Year of the Visitor” marketing campaign
- Mundaring Truffle Festival –
Director of Sponsorship, responsible for raising hundreds and thousands of sponsorship dollars
- Devlin’s Fashion Group –
Chairman and general management and marketing strategies.
J Barrey was a leading compere and charity auctioneer, raising millions of dollars for charities in Western Australia.
His community and business interests were extensive and included:
- Chairman of the Variety of Australia (WA region) 1988-1989 and served on the Board of Directors from 1984-1996 (Inaugural Life Member 2007) – Inaugural member and Chairman, responsible for the launch of the now infamous Variety Car Bash, raising millions of dollars for underprivileged sick and handicapped children.
- Director of Western Australian Tourism Commission, Eventscorp Board 1989-1993 – As a Board Director, involved in the successful bidding for events, including The Hopman Cup, World Rally Championships and the Margaret River Suring Masters.
- President of the Naval, Military and Air Forces Club of Western Australia 1990-1991 – The only non-serving military President to be elected.
- Chairman of the Board of Directors of Edge Employment and Training Solutions, Australia’s largest organisation which facilitates the employment of intellectually and physically handicapped persons into the open workforce 1993-2005 – Saw this organisation grow from a staff of four to the largest employment agency for people with disabilities in Australia (70 staff 3,000 persons employed).
- Chairman of the Australian-American Catalina Memorial Museum Foundation 2000-2014. Raised over $1m to restore a WWII Catalina in recognition of the contribution made by those servicemen during WWII. This world renowned aircraft is now on display at the Bull Creek Air Force Museum.
- Director of the West Australian Opera Company 2000-2005 – Director of Marketing, responsible for raising hundreds of thousands of dollars in new Arts sponsorship.
- Chairman of the Australian Olympic Team WA Appeal Committee and the Commonwealth Games WA Appeal Committee 2003-present – Responsible for raising millions of dollars to support our young athletes on their road to represent Australia at both Commonwealth and Olympic Games.
- Member of the Executive Board, The 500 Club 1987 to present – This organisation represents over 750 of Western Australia’s leading Business Persons and their Charter is to support Conservative Politics and Free Enterprise. I have been on their Executive Board since inception and compere all their major events, hosting Prime Ministers, Premiers, Politicians and Business Leaders.
- Member of Lake Karrinyup Golf Club
- Member of The Western Australian Club