Barry Wilson started his basketball career as a player for 40 years, from 1952 through to 1992. Wilson has been an avid administrator of basketball, totalling 51 years’ service. He has held numerous administrative positions including with Wellington YMCA Basketball, Wellington Basketball Association, New Zealand Men’s Basketball Council, and sole administrator for the Boy’s Institute of Basketball. He also founded and administered the Central City Basketball League, a sub Association to Wellington Basketball with over 100 Teams, which he ran for 23 years.
Wilson has worked as a Wellington Basketball Association Executive and then Chairman for several years. He formed and administered the ‘Centrals Club’, which had 14 teams in the Wellington Association. He was an executive member of the New Zealand Basketball Federation for 14 years.
Wilson is also lauded for his work forming the New Zealand National Basketball League (NBL) and was the League’s Commissioner for seven years, Executive Member for four years and Chairman for two years.
In 2006 Wilson became the acting CEO of Basketball New Zealand for six months. He joined the Basketball New Zealand Board from 2007 to 2011, as well as being the Basketball New Zealand representative on the NBL Board from 2009-2011. He was also the NBL Disputes Commissioner from 2011-2015 and has been a New Zealand Basketball Foundation Member since 2009. Barry is a life member of Basketball New Zealand and the Wellington Basketball Association.