Bill began work as charity secretary with Evelyn Trust in 2010. His background is as a partner in Ernst & Young and later as chief operating officer, first in a computer games company and then in an intellectual property law firm.
Bill worked in London with Ernst & Young and then moved to Cambridge with them in the mid 80s. As a partner he worked with many clients in the region, particularly medical and biotech companies and was then asked to take the national lead for the Life Sciences group for Ernst & Young. After 15 years in Cambridge, Bill went back into London to work in corporate finance where he managed several large Stock Exchange transactions.
After leaving Ernst & Young, Bill joined Gameplay PLC a new computer games company investing in on-line games, as COO for their boxed games division.
Bill then worked for Marks & Clerk, Europe’s leading intellectual property law firm helping them undergo a change programme that included mergers, acquisitions and completely rebuilding the computer systems. He also helped them relocate and rebrand the company and also revise the governance systems of the partnership.
Bill now divides his time between the Evelyn work, his non-executive role with Steer Davis Gleave and other local charity interests. In his spare time he cycles and plays golf … but has no definite plans to do any gardening!