2006-07 Rotary International President
Treasurer, Rotary International 1999-2000
Director, Rotary International 1998-2000
District Governor, 1983-84
Bill retired in 1995 as general manager of Gordon & Gotch Magazines, Ltd., New Zealand's largest magazine distributor. He is a trustee of New Zealand's Trees for Survival Trust and the June Gray Trust and has represented Rotary on the National Kidney Foundation and the Intellectually Handicapped Society. He has been an elder and youth leader of the Presbyterian Church, a warranted Scout Leader, and rugby union football referee for 31 years. He was chair of the Rotary Down Under management committee.
A Rotarian since 1971, Bill is a member of the Rotary Club of Pakuranga. He has served RI as district governor, RI training leader, International Assembly assistant moderator and moderator, committee member and chair, task force assistant general coordinator, Rotary information counselor, regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, treasurer, and director. He is a recipient of The Rotary Foundation's Citation for Meritorious Service and its Distinguished Service Award. He has also received a meritorious service award from Rotary Down Under.
Bill and his wife, Lorna, live in Howick, Auckland, New Zealand. They have two sons and two daughters and 11 grandchildren.