Foxtel, football, News and wine: The secrets of a business builder and cultural maestro
From FOXTEL to News Corp, film to football, opera to business, Kim Williams is a builder of Australian institutions. He has worked with some of the very best in their fields—Rupert Murdoch, Kerry Packer, Kevin Sheedy, Gail Kelly and Don Burrows to name just a few.
Rules of Engagement is a candid, up close and very personal account of the exercise of power in the nation’s leading boardrooms, political parties and media organisations.
Told with a deft touch and an energetic, at times mischievous spirit, Rules of Engagement shows how much one person can achieve if they have insatiable curiosity, limitless interests and impressive discipline.
Kim Williams has had a long involvement in the arts, entertainment and media industries here and overseas. He has held various Australian executive leadership positions since the late 1970s, including as chief executive at News Corp Australia, FOXTEL, Fox Studios Australia, the Australian Film Commission, Southern Star Entertainment and Musica Viva Australia, a senior executive at the ABC and a nine-year term as chairman of the Sydney Opera House Trust. He has been appointed as a Member in the Order of Australia for his services to the arts and public policy formulation in the film and television industries.