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Lay Council Chair

William Moyes

William Moyes
William (Bill) Moyes is based in Edinburgh. Having completed a Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry at the University of Edinburgh, William entered the fast-stream of the UK Civil Service in 1974. His 20-year career in the Civil Service was spent mainly in policy-making roles in Whitehall and in the Scottish Office. After leaving the Civil Service, he spent six years in the Bank of Scotland Group, ultimately as Head of Infrastructure Finance. In 2000 he became Director-General of the British Retail Consortium, the representative body for the retail sector. Between 2004 and 2010 he was the founding executive chairman of The Independent Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts (“Monitor”), which authorises foundation trusts and regulates their finances and governance.

Previous roles have included non-executive directorships with the Priory Hospital Group, the Legal Services Board and the Office of Fair Trading, the Chairmanship of the Board of Governors of Heythorp College, a constituent college of the University of London and being a trustee of the Catholic Trust of England and Wales, which funds the activities of the Bishops' Conference. Additionally, William sat as the Chair of St Mary's Music School, Edinburgh, which is Scotland's leading music school, and was a member of the Board of the Albertus Institute.