William is a chartered engineer and experienced risk manager in the field of natural hazards. His specialism is the translation of technical engineering and scientific data into meaningful and purposeful information for the technical and non-technical stakeholders. He is a strong communicator with the adaptability to engage effectively with all levels of the community – from the general public to technical experts, executive management and elected officials.
William has a track record of more than 13 years’ delivering flood risk management, infrastructure planning and community resilience programs within local government and the private sector, including successful delivery and implementation of $400m of capital infrastructure planning projects, $540m strategic planning projects and $25m of disaster resilience and recovery works.
William is a trusted professional in the prevention, preparedness, response and recovery of organisations and communities to flooding hazards. He has been involved in numerous disaster operations and in 2011 and 2017 was awarded a National Emergency Medal for his significant commitment to the recovery of the Brisbane community following the 2010/11 floods and the Logan community following major flooding associated with ex-Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie. He was also appointed to the 2019 working group to review the national guideline on Flood Warnings by the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience.
William is an Executive on the board of Floodplain Management Australia, the industry body responsible for advocacy and development of best practice floodplain management across Australia.