William is Managing Director of JW Lees Brewery. William was educated at Rugby School and London University where he gained a BA (Hons) in Classics before joining advertising agency Crosland Gallop in 1987 as an Account Executive. He moved to Maslin Rees Fitton as an Account Director in 1990 and became Client Services Director in 1993.
William then joined family business JW Lees in 1994 where he was appointed Sales & Marketing Director in 1996. He became Joint Managing Director in 2000 and Group Managing Director in 2003.