William Bowness established Wilbow Corporation in 1976 which grew to be one of Australia’s largest privately owned property development companies, with interests in Melbourne, Brisbane, Auckland (NZ), and Dallas. The Australian interests were sold to a major public company in 2006 and Wilbow Group was formed to be an investment company that focuses on investments in private and public equities, property development funding, and Wilbow’s USA property development operations in Dallas.Bowness is a great believer that a successful company is built by developing a strong team. Experience has shown that it is not necessarily people with the theoretical training but also those with initiative and the capacity to successfully put that training into practice that achieve success. He believes that quality development is very important and has always pushed Wilbow down this path. This direction has proven to maximize profits if done correctly.In addition to his role as chairman and CEO of Wilbow Group and Wilbow Corporation, Bill has been an active philanthropist and has made sundry contributions to the Australian community over the past 30 years including serving as chairman of the Monash Gallery of Art and a member of the National Defence Housing Board.