As President of BlueTree Advisors Inc., Bill has more than 32 years of advisory, turnaround and corporate restructuring experience. Bill has led restructurings in diverse industries, including mining, softwood lumber, steel manufacturing, refrigerated warehousing, transportation, retail, telecommunications, manufacturing, education and media.
Bill has been the Chief Restructuring Officer of JTI Macdonald, U.S. Steel Canada, Walter Energy Canada, Cash Stores Financial, and Hollinger among other companies. Bill is also the Litigation Trustee for Cash Stores in the litigation initiatives from those restructuring proceedings. He has participated in many mediations during his appointments.
Until the end of 2019 Bill was a director, Chair of the Investment Committee and member of the Human Resources Committee of OMERS (the $105 billion Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System). Bill is currently a director, Chair of the Audit Committee, and member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee of Maple Leaf Foods. He is also a director, Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of Atlantica plc and a member of the Fengate Private Equity Advisors Council and McCain Capital Partners. Bill has also been a member of the Leadership Advisory Council for Cross-Enterprise Leadership at Ivey School of Business. He is an alumnus of Ernst & Young, a graduate of Ivey and has completed the ICD Corporate Governance College at Rotman.