William was born in Stellenbosch, South Africa where he spent his formative years. In 1990 he graduated from the Witwatersrand Technikon, South Africa with an International Diploma in Hotel Management and worked for the Southern Sun Hotel Group as part of his apprenticeship. As an avid sailor, in his next role he utilised his hotel experience and managed a yacht charter business in Road Harbour, British Virgin Islands from 1991 to 1998. After the sale of this business in 1998, he relocated to Jersey in the Channel Islands and commenced a career in offshore banking with HSBC. In 2002 he joined Standard Chartered Private Bank to focus on developing their Africa, Asia and Middle East business proposition. His last role was that of an Executive Director and he lead an experienced client relationship management and business development team with a specific focus on Africa. He is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments (MCSI) by way of a Private Client Investment Advice and Management Diploma
William joined Oak Trust in August 2014 and relocated to Oak Mauritius in January 2015 and holds the position of Executive Director.