William Harper, CEO

William (Bill) Harper is a seasoned professional with 30 years experience leading, managing and advising, primarily in the not-for-profit sector.  He is a creative, insightful and ethical professional with a proven ability to achieve conflicting organizational goals in complex environments.

Bill is President of William Harper Associates, a professional advisory and consulting practice working exclusively in the not-for-profit sector.  William Harper Associates “helps organizations that do good, do better”.  Areas of expertise and focus include:

•Strengthening organizational structures
•Improving operational efficiency & effectiveness
•Managing organizational risks
•Strengthening and demonstrating accountability
•Preparing for the future
•Building an effective Board

Bill has a Bachelor of Mathematics degree, majoring in Computer Science, and holds a Chartered Accountant designation.  He was a senior manager in Ernst & Young, and then served in a variety of self-regulatory and member-service capacities at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, one of the largest accounting bodies of its kind in the world.  He also served as that organization’s Chief Financial Officer before establishing his own practice.