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William Darbishire has been Chief Executive Officer of Lung Foundation Australia (previously called The Australian Lung Foundation) since 2002, during which time the organisation has grown exponentially in terms of advocacy; education and support services for Australians burdened by lung disease, their families and carers; administration of research awards for medical and scientific research; and promotion of lung health.
William is a tertiary qualified chartered accountant with more than 25 years experience as a corporate services practitioner. Previous roles have included Executive Manager and Group Finance Director with the Uniting Church in Australia (Health Care Group and Wesley Group of Hospitals respectively) and Corporate Finance Specialist with PriceWaterhouse Coopers.
As a key executive and member of various boards and committees, William is experienced in developing and successfully delivering new national and international community healthcare initiatives.