John Trevillian has played a key role in the development of Australia’s major events industry for over 40 years. He has led the coordination and delivery of major events that have been “firsts” for Australia in terms of scale and scope: the 1988 Bicentenary; the Centenary of Federation in 2001; the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games City Live Sites Program; and the AFC Asian Cup 2015.
Through his leadership of government coordination services John has shaped and developed some of our much loved national events including Sydney’s New Year’s Eve, Sydney’s Mardi Gras, Australia Day, and visits by international dignitaries and celebrities. John’s event coordination systems have been adopted by other Australian states and by international cities.
John was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in 1995 for service to the community; the Order of the Golden Rings by the IOC for service to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games; and a Centenary Medal for service to the Australian community in 2001. John was the first person inducted into the Festival and Events Association Hall of Fame in 2003 and received the Australian Event Awards Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015.