Bill started in footwear at age 15 as a trainee manager for Williams the Shoemen, becoming store manager, he worked for them for 11 years. He and his wife Judy, later purchased Morecrofts Shoes, which remained until 2010. In 1995 he upgraded his education by enrolling in a Bachelor of Podiatry at La Trobe University, which he completed in 1999. He has since become an Honorary Affiliate for Latrobe University as a clinical supervisor, and has now been accepted as an affiliate member of the Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons. He has also completed the podiatry surgeons assistant course (BSSET) which enhances his knowledge of podiatric surgical procedures.
He joined St John Ambulance volunteers at age 12 and is currently a retired senior ranking officer attached to Victorian HQ. He was awarded a Commander of the Order of St John (C.St.J.) by H.M. the Queen in 1989. Following the 1983 Ash Wednesday fires Bill received a Meritorious Serious Award for his duties during that time.
Bill is a Justice of the Peace for Victoria, has served as a Bail Justice for Victoria, President of Lilydale Chamber Commerce and Industry and has served on the board of directors for the Australian Podiatry Association. Bill has postgraduate training in wound management and prolotherapy, which has proved to be a vital part of his practice in helping people with abnormalities & pain of the feet, and specialises in surgical procedures of ingrown toenails. Bill is currently undertaking a podiatric surgeons assistant course. He is registered with the Podiatrists Registration Board of Victoria (AHPRA). His hobbies include four wheel driving and archery.