Appointed Hays "non-executive director on 24 November 2004 and is a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees. William graduated with a Masters degree in History from Cambridge University. He was previously Chairman and CEO of Young & Rubicam EMEA and Wunderman EMEA and held senior executive roles at McKinsey & Company, where he was also a Partner, and was Chairman and Chief Executive of BBDO Europe, where he was responsible for all BBDO advertising, direct marketing, digital and public relations agencies in 44 countries. He is President and Chief Executive of Clear Channel International, the world’s largest outdoor advertising media owner. He played a major role in the development of the new Hays brand identity and continues to bring clarity on the Company’s marketing approach, especially across the Group’s international markets." 
Resources and articles
- Hays Board, organizational web page, accessed August 1, 2012.