William Roberts has over 20 years experience as a senior leader in the public and voluntary sectors. He specialises in business, organisational and partnership development and has a background in helping local authorities and their partners to find practical, focused solutions to complex, multi-agency problems.
William has extensive experience in the commissioning of services, both as a local authority commissioner and as a service provider. As Director of Business Development and Fundraising at 4Children, a large national children and families charity, he was successful in tendering for multi-million pound contracts to run children's centres, youth services and family support programmes
William was also a Partnership Director at the London Borough of Tower Hamlets where he was responsible for significant outcome improvements through radically different collaboration between services. From there he went on to be the Government's advisor on child poverty for London. He is currently chair of governors at a large and improving secondary school and is a former vice-chair of BBC Children in Need.