Bill has been Chairman or a senior director of companies in the field of waste disposal and renewable energy for over 25 years.
He was Development Director of SITA (UK) until 1999 while it grew to be the largest waste management company in the UK and since then has led a number of companies through recovery on behalf of their shareholders, mostly Private Equity. These have been a mixture of companies in the waste field and other sectors. They have included included Westerleigh plc, a leading UK crematoria company which was grown and reorganised for eventual sale as well as NBH Ltd and VRL Financial Services both being sold by their invesotors.
He became Executive Chairman Chairman of Envar Ltd in 2008 and in addition to acting as Chairman he led a small development team that concentrated on Anaerobic Digestion, In Vessel Composting and renewable energy projects. Following a review of its position the parent company of Envar decided to exit development of new projects and he moved those projects as well as some new ones into a new company Tamar Energy Ltd.
As development director of Tamar his team developed a strong pipeline of Anaerobic Digestion plants. Tamar has raised almost £100 million from its shareholders with the plan of developing a national network of AD plants within the next 5 years.
Before joining Tamar he had taken short term positions in a number of SME waste management companies to effect change or prepare company for disposal and advised a number of PE firms and the companies he has worked for on acquisitions and disposals and has significant experience in this field, in each case in turning around companies in difficulties or in growing a new company in the market.