Committees & External Bodies:Full Council, Grants, Amenities, Finance & Audit
Description: William served as a Regular Army Officer from 1955 to 1979 when he left to join Lonhro PLC Group in City of London and from 1980 to 1986 worked for International Contract Issuing and Arbitral Trade Associations Assistant Secretary Sugar Association of London and the Refined Sugar Association, as Secretary to the British Federation of Commodity Trade Associations and Secretary to the European Federation of Commodity Trade Associations. Baltic Exchange Member.From 1986 to 2002 he was Secretary of the Technical Committee and Director of Trade Education, the Federation of Oils Seeds and Fats and wrote the Code of Practice for FOSFA Member Superintendents and Member Analysts.
In 2001 he was awarded a British Standards Institution - Distinguished Service Certificate for the Development of British, European and International Standards.
He is now an External Lecturer and Examiner at London Guildhall University and London Metropolitan University and from 2005 -2006 was Master of The Worshipful Company of World Traders. In 2006 he was awarded an MSc (Honoris Causa) from London Guildhall University and in 2011 became Vice President of the Institute of Export.
William was elected to the Town Council in 2007 and served as Mayor from 2008 and was re-elected to serve Shottermill in the 2015 local elections. He is currently the Town Emergency Plan Coordinator, Chairman of the Haslemere Branch of the Royal British Legion, Chairman of Haslemere and District Neighbourhood Watch Organisation as well as being a founder member of Weyhill in Bloom.