Bill Gregory

Gregory Bill

Ray Galliott, Secretary of ANZROC WA advised of the passing of Bill Gregory on 8th January in Victoria after a long battle against cancer. Bill attended an ANZROC luncheon when he last visited Perth and Ray spoke with him late last year and they shared a few laughs. John Brown advised that Bill worked in IT at EMANZA in the early computer years, John thought he originally came from Perth. His name comes up a few times in the Jeff Pitt IT history articles in our ANZROC Vic archives. Jeff Pitt emailed “Bill was a very knowledgeable contributor to the series of stories I compiled on the History of ANZ Computers, and then the various "EMANZA" State Data Centres. From his background in WA, and then postings in Branch Liaison in both Melb and Sydney he had a vast knowledge of the people and events which shaped that part of ANZ as it is today. I knew him from many contacts on project implementations thru the 1970's and later. He was a much-respected manager of teams and of people generally. His approach was always professional and cooperative, and he had the full confidence of his leaders. Eamon Veaney advised Bill wrote a history of ANZ EDP for us in 2020 and the link is: Bill was not an ANZROC Vic Member but was well known during his time at Emanza to many in Victoria. He had also contributed the amazingly detailed article to our IT stories, and he must have had a photographic memory.