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John Trevillian has been a national and international leader in the development of the major events industry for over 20 years. He was the first person inducted into the Festival and Events Association Hall of Fame in 2003 and he was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Events Industry Association in 2015.

In a career spanning both the government and non-government sectors, John has played major roles in the delivery or coordination of a number of high profile major events that have been “firsts” for Australia in terms of scale and scope: the 1988 Bicentenary; the Centenary of Federation; the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games; and the Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup 2015.

John has also shaped and developed some of our much loved national events through his leadership of government coordination services for events such as Sydney’s New Year’s Eve, Sydney’s Mardi Gras, Australia Day celebrations and the City to Surf Fun Run.

As testimony to the range of John’s experience in major events, roles he has played in support of visiting dignitaries including Royal Visits, Heads of State and Guests of Government, and celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey and Christopher Reeve, have added to the reputation Sydney has rightly earned as a leading host of major international events. His long standing commitment to charities such as Fred Hollows Foundation and the Special Olympics has seen him play a leading role in delivering highly successful fund-raising events for many causes.

John’s extraordinary commitment to serving his community was recognised in 1995 when he was awarded an AM in the Order of Australia for service to the community. He was subsequently awarded the Order of the Golden Rings from the International Olympic Committee for service to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in 2000; and a Centenary Medal for service to the Australian community in 2001.