In a notoriously cut-throat industry Jason Williamson is truly one of a kind. Having been at the top of his game for more than 20 years, Jason is a true professional with a strong vision for clients in talent management, sales, production, marketing, public relations, program development and branding.
As the CEO of Jason Williamson Management (JWM), and co-creator of Chrissy’s Island Family, Jason is a passionate advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and LGBTIQ people and communities. He has valuable experience working alongside local and international artists as well as product and content development, and marketing. A crusader for diversity in the arts, Jason has almost single-handedly changed the landscape when it comes to Australia’s entertainment industry.
Jason’s clients have benefited from his vast experience, successfully disrupting the industry through his guidance and strategies as a manager. Known for his straight-talking approach, Jason tells it like it is and fights for what he believes in. This determination has contributed to his success and personal fulfilment advocating for diversity and inclusion among the LGBTI, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and disability communities.
As a media commentator, Jason has written for various sites including SBS Sexuality about a range of topics, most notably his very personal journey about coming out - as a married man and father of two telling his wife and sons he was gay, and reconciling his sexuality with his faith. The feedback he received was overwhelming and has helped shape his path ever since.
Across the country fathers who agonised over coming out and breaking up their families thanked him for his honesty and for helping them in their journey to self-acceptance. Kids emailed thanking him for showing the struggles their fathers continue to face.
After that public but very cathartic exercise, Jason was inspired to keep making a difference wherever possible and was determined to help his clients fulfill their own motivations, become involved in causes they are passionate about and be true to themselves.
As a result, Jason has built strong relationships with key agencies and businesses committed to inclusive practices and making positive changes in the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and the LGBTIQ community, including Victorian Aids Council, ACON, NTAHC, The Aurora Group, and The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet PM&C LGBTI Network, KARI, Westpac, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Department of Education, NITV, SBS, Australian Broadcast Corporation, and HuffPost, among many others.
He has since been recognised for his contributions with two nominations in the 2018 and 2019 LGBTI Awards.