Bill was appointed Company Secretary of Merivale Moore in November 1987 and in October 1996 was appointed Finance Director, responsible for all financial and management accounting, budgets, forecasts and arranging finance. He has extensive experience of the legal and regulatory aspects of running a public company. In 2001 he implemented the takeover of Dunsterville Allen plc and in 2003 oversaw the privatisation of Merivale Moore. Bill then set up his own property company before joining Clipstone in February 2009.
Bill qualified as a chartered accountant in 1979. Following eleven years with an independent practice, he joined Merivale Moore plc as Financial Accountant in January 1987 and assisted with the assimilation and integration of Municipal Properties PLC.