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  William Hill

William HillWilliam comes from a construction background with his great grandfather, grandfather and father all past presidents of the Chartered Institute of Building. However, he has not followed in their footsteps and instead has pursued a career in investment management.

He graduated in Land Management from Reading University in 1982 and joined Drivers Jonas as a trainee surveyor. Having gained experience across various departments and qualified as a chartered surveyor, William became a member of the investment team in 1985. He was headhunted by Schroders as a fund manager before being appointed CEO of its property business in 1991, a role he held until stepping down in November 2013.

During his time at Schroders, William was at the forefront of a number of industry innovations. He successfully launched a range of Jersey specialist funds achieving a number of market firsts and winning an industry award in the process. He also built a multi manager business, set up a private equity style team, established a property securities product range, entered the investment trust market and took the business into continental Europe.

Projects that William is especially proud of are unlocking the redevelopment of Paternoster Square when advising Mitsubishi Estates and the development of Chiswick Park.

William established his own consultancy business in 2014 and advises Schroders plc, Ashby Capital and Stanhope Capital. He is a non-executive director of Mayfair Capital Investment Management Ltd and Ediston Property Investment Company plc, a new REIT listed on the London Stock Exchange. He is a property adviser to the Goldsmith's Company Investment Committee and a director of the Chartered Surveyors Training Trust. He is a Liveryman of the Goldsmiths’ Company and chairman of Ediston Real Estate.

William is married to Caroline and they have six children. His interests include politics and current affairs, education, golf (Effingham GC and RAC), horse racing, gardening and supporting his children on the touchline. He is a former church warden of his local church and chairs his road association!

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