Bill is an IFA Fellow and gave the Maxwell Jacobs Memorial Oration in 2007. He is an independent environmental consultant with extensive experience in forest conservation, protected area management and community development. Bill is also an adjunct Professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
He held the positions of Chief Executive of Parks Victoria and Director of National Parks for the Australian State of Victoria. Bill also held the position of Deputy Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature where he helped establish the strategy for the Union and provided top-level direction for the implementation of IUCN’s program worldwide. Bill completed his PhD on community management of upland and cloud forests in Nepal and has co-authored numerous articles and books. With over 20 years of international and tropical forestry experience, Bill brings a wealth of experience of value to the board.