Bill completed a Bachelor of Business in Rockhampton in 1977. He was actively involved in student life, being a member of the Student Union Executive, President of the Residential College Student body and President of the Rugby Club.
Upon graduating he worked as an accountant before moving into the financial services sector. He spent 16 years in agribusiness, finance, insurance and real estate progressing through roles from Regional Manager, National Manager to the Chief Executive of Australia's largest residential real estate group.
Bill is currently the Chief Executive of RIST, a preeminent vocational education provider in agriculture. He is also on four not-for-profit Boards and is a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors.
‘My time at CQUniversity was one of the most memorable of my life and the education and social life were life changing experiences and definitely gave me the academic, networking and social skills that have been instrumental in setting me up to have a very interesting and fulfilling career. Many of the friendships made at CQUniversity / Residential College are still active today'.