Bill is an HLG Advisor and a keynote speaker, futurist, writer and consultant on strategy and leadership, as the CEO at StratX Inc.
With 30 years of diverse leadership experience running major organizations in high tech, business services, media, not for profits and energy, and serving on numerous Boards, HLG leverages Bill’s leadership, coaching and consulting expertise in strategy, transformation and transition to strengthen and shape its future global growth.
Bill is a former engineer turned business leader and executive, which includes 12 years as the CEO at the Human Resources Professionals Association, and 6 years as President of The Globe and Mail. Other previous positions include CEO of Thomson’s Western Canada Newspaper Group; Chief Operating Officer of Shred-it International Inc.; President, Cinram International Inc.; and various positions with Nortel Networks.
Bill holds a Chartered Director (C.Dir.) from The Directors College, a Master’s degree in business from the London Business School and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southampton University. He earned certificates in both manufacturing and marketing from Harvard Business School’s Senior Executive Programs and is a graduate of The Aspen Institute Executive Leadership Program.
A former competitive athlete and a passionate sports fan, in 2012, Bill was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contribution to Palliative Care in Canada.
Bill is currently serving on numerous boards including the position of Vice Chair on the Public Accountants Council for the Province of Ontario and the Canadian Palliative Care Association’s Champions Council. He is a past member of numerous Boards including t Scarborough Hospital, the Human Resources Professionals Association, the Human Resources Research Institute (HRRI), the Toronto Symphony and Commonwealth Games Club. Bill has also served on National and International board including the North American Human Resources Management Association (NAHRMA), the World Federation of Personnel Management Associations (WFPMA) and Chair of an International Standards Organization (ISO) Canadian Mirror Committee.