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William is advisor to or a director of a number of entrepreneurial or family owned businesses. As CEO, he led the development and subsequent sale of both The New Covent Garden Soup Company and Green & Black’s and he now chairs drinks business Cawston Press.
He sits on the boards of several private growth businesses in various sectors. He is a director of the larger businesses: Samworth Brothers and Keystone Positive Change Investment Trust plc and is a Trustee of Gascoyne Cecil Estates. Within Grosvenor he is a director of Grosvenor Food & AgTech (formerly known as Wheatsheaf Group).
After reading law at Cambridge University, William qualified and practiced as a barrister and then worked as an investment banker before studying for an MBA at INSEAD. He is a Trustee of The Suffolk Community Foundation and is a Deputy Lieutenant of that county. He farms organically in East Anglia and works and campaigns on a wide range of issues connected with food and the countryside.