Bill has over 25 years’ experience in Government, in senior policy roles and at the interface of the public and private sectors. In his current role as a Managing Director at the Infrastructure and Project Financing Agency (IPFA), Bill has responsibility for IPFA's engagement with clients, the central agencies and Cabinet. He also led the IPFA Establishment Taskforce, with the work of this team receiving an award for excellence from the Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Prior to his involvement with IPFA, Bill was the Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary at the Global Infrastructure Hub, a G20 initiative with the goal of increasing the flow and quality of private and public infrastructure investments. In this role, Bill drove the formulation and execution of the Hub’s strategy for delivering on its agenda. He also led the Hub’s interactions with G20 nations, successfully building support for important work; including a report on internal incentives in multi-lateral development banks in relation to use of innovative funding and financing mechanisms.
At the Commonwealth Treasury Bill spent over two years as Principal Advisor in Budget Policy Division, where he led a team responsible for decision making on spending and saves for the federal budget, and had lead responsibility for briefing the then Assistant Treasurer ahead of Expenditure Review Committee meetings. Within Treasury Bill also served as General Manager of the International and G20 Division, with responsibility for policy advice on G20 issues, APEC, China, the Eurozone debt crisis and the global economy. Bill also served as Economic Counsellor at the Australian Embassy in Seoul, working closely with Australian companies to support them in engaging with the burgeoning Korean PPP market.
Bill holds an Honours degree in Economics from the University of Adelaide and a Master of Arts in Economics from Queen’s University at Kingston.
Bill is a keen tennis player and on the Management Committee of Eastlake Tennis Club.