William Woods co-founded, and is currently the Chairman Emeritus of, Independent Review Inc. (a firm that specializes in investment fund governance and sound governance for public companies) in Canada. IRI supports over 35 Independent Review Committees on an ongoing basis and has assisted Investment Managers to establish over 45 IRCs over the last ten years. He currently serves as an independent director on the boards of Canadian corporations and offshore hedge funds, as an independent review committee member for several public investment fund groups in Canada, and as an independent trustee. He is the Chair of two IRCs. He has served on Hedge Fund Boards for more than 16 years and has had experience dealing successfully with fund launches, fund closures, fund liquidations and various liquidity crisis during that period. He has been a capital markets consultant since January 2002. From 1995 to December 2001, he was the Chief Executive Officer of the Bermuda Stock Exchange. Prior to that, he co-founded the International Securities Consultancy, a consulting group based in Hong Kong and London that specializes in advising on the development of both emerging and mature securities markets. He is a lawyer, admitted to practice in Bermuda, England & Wales and Hong Kong. He was a solicitor with Linklaters & Paines in Hong Kong where he specialized in corporate finance work. For three years, he acted as Legal Counsel to the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D 2017).