Biography

Bill is founder and director of Strategy Sixty-One (Strategy61), which he established in 2017 as a boutique management consulting and investment advisory firm where he works closely with clients in the public and private sectors providing business planning, strategy and risk management, digital transformation and investment advice. Prior to starting Strategy61, Bill was Director of Innovation and Digital Solutions at KPMG, a ‘Top-4’ financial services and professional advisory firm. where he managed a number of projects in strategy, change management, innovation and digital transformation within government agencies, large corporates and enterprise. Before honing his skills in corporate and executive advisory, Bill was at the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) which is a peak industry association that represents the interests of more than 60,000 businesses across all industry sectors. As Principal Advisor, Innovation and Technology, he led market development and economic research; public policy advocacy; think-tank facilitation; corporate and government engagement; and peak industry liaison. At Ai Group, Bill led advocacy on national issues of economic importance in infrastructure, productivity, manufacturing, finance & innovation. Bill completed a Doctor of Philosophy in Physics in 1997 at the Optical Technology Research Laboratory, Victoria University after graduating from a Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Physics & Computer Science in 1992 at the same university. Bill has continued his academic interests at the University of Melbourne through his Honorary Fellow in the School of Computing and Information Systems. In addition to this Bill currently holds a staff role as Enterprise Fellow, Digital, Networks and Automation (DNA) within the broader Melbourne School of Engineering. Since January 2017, Bill has been mentoring research staff in research-industry collaborations and supporting new opportunities and presenting businesses cases to corporate partners. Bill has extensive board and executive experience with past advisory board roles with Standards Australia, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and the City of Brimbank. Bill is currently Judges Council and lead judge for the Professional Services category for the national iAwards hosted by the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) and the Victorian Government.