Bill held a range of senior management posts in several Departments of the Scottish Government, with responsibility for policy development, strategic planning and operational delivery. Latterly, he was Deputy Chief Executive of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service where he had responsibility for corporate services, policy and finance matters. In that role he was also a member of the Government’s Civil Contingencies Group and Emergency Action Team. In previous roles he led work on reviewing Departmental structures in Scottish Government and did work on corporate services for the Prime Minister’s Efficiency Unit. He was a member of the Accounts Commission for Scotland from 2008 to 2014, is currently a non-executive Board member of the Scottish Legal Aid Board and sits as a lay member of the Employment Tribunal Service for Scotland.