Bill grew up in East Hawthorn in a strict Greek Christian Orthodox family. He is 46 and a former ice addict.
Although he did well at both sport and academics in school, he was constantly under pressure to work at the family retail business before and after school every day. Each school holiday was spent working and as soon Bill completed Year 12 he went to work full time in the business where he remained for 8 years.
By the time Bill turned 30 he was divorced with a young daughter and was forging ahead with a promising sales career in the motor industry.