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Chief Operating Officer
Bill is the firm's Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for overseeing all facets of business service functions including Finance, IT, Business Development and Human Resources. Bill additionally works with the Board and Managing Partner to develop the firm's strategic direction and practice development, ensuring the firm sustains lateral and internal growth and continues to deliver exceptional legal services and increased value to clients.
Originally practising as a Chartered Accountant, Bill has over 25 years management experience in senior executive roles. Throughout his career, Bill has combined his accounting background with business management acumen, driving sound strategies for organisational management and operation. Prior to joining Wallmans Lawyers, Bill was the Chief Executive Officer of Anderson Lloyd, the largest legal firm on the South Island of New Zealand, a position he held for over a decade. In addition to his significant professional services experience, Bill has also worked extensively in healthcare, aquaculture and retail, developing and implementing infrastructures and strategies to achieve significant improvements in profits, staff engagement and enhanced client relationships.
Bill has a key focus on efficiency and embracing positive change. Supporting the firm's values driven culture, Bill prides himself on clear strategy direction, sound operational performance, leadership and accountability, resulting in a service difference to our internal and external clients and increased retention and engagement of staff.
Bill is a Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor of Commerce from Otago University.