Bill joined R&D in late 2017 after eight years working as Head of Partnership Development in BBC Archive Development, where he worked on a range of projects that made the BBC's extensive archive more accessible to partners and the public. These included The Space, the Research and Education Space, and partnerships with the British Library, British Film Institute and Jisc.
Bill studied philosophy and psychology at Cambridge University and holds the Diploma in Computer Science. He has an Honorary Doctorate from Anglia Ruskin University and is a Visiting Adjunct Professor at Southampton University.
Bill leads the team exploring ways in which the BBC can use the latest technologies to deliver new forms of value to the public.