Starting his career in the Power Generation and Petrochemical sectors, Bill widened his global industrial experience by entering the offshore Oil & Gas industry in 1991. Working for major international Operators and Contractors including Brown & Root, Kvaerner and ConocoPhillips, Bill has vast experience in worldwide operations and maintenance and has worked in a number of energy hubs including Aberdeen, London, Norway, Canada and Dubai.
In 2004, Bill moved to Petrofac to set up an engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning support business that grew significantly, and within his Vice President role, managed five business units with an annual turnover of $300 million and 2000 staff. Subsequently, as Chief Operating Officer of Topaz Engineering in 2009, Bill was accountable for four business units and an average workforce of 4000 personnel.
With an MSc in Engineering and Risk Management, Bill joined Viking Seatech in 2011 as CEO to take the business through financial and organisational restructuring and professionalisation. The private equity backed business was sold two years later for £150million to USA trade buyer Actuant.
Bill joined ICR as Group CEO in June 2016 and has directed the consolidation of five businesses including organisational and legal re-structuring. Focussed on expanding ICR’s global footprint as well as developing the range of services, Bill will steer the business through its transformation to become a leading recognised international provider of maintenance, repair and production solutions.