After nearly 30 years service with the Trades Union Congress, Sir Bill became Chair of the Health and Safety Commission in 1999. He served as a founder member of the Low Pay Commission from 1997 to 2000. In 2007, he led a review into the regulation of animal pathogens for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. He was an independent member of the Joint Negotiating Committee for Higher Education Staff review of higher education finance and pay data from October 2007 to December 2008.
Previous roles in government
- 2011 to 2018