William Gain

William Gain

Global Product Specialist for Trade Facilitation & Border Management, Trade & Competitiveness

William Gain is the Global Product Specialist for Trade Facilitation & Border Management within the Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice where Bill leads the implementation of trade facilitation & border management reform in over 55 countries.  He has over 34 years of experience in undertaking management and leadership roles with a focus on trade logistics, trade facilitation, border management and private sector development reform implementation in developing and conflict affected countries.

Region experience includes West and East Africa, South America, Middle East, Pacific Islands, South & South East Asia.  Prior to joining the WBG, he was Associate Director & Manager for New Zealand and the Pacific at the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies at the University of Canberra.  Bill focused on consulting and academic work including Supply Chain Security, the Customs Operational Environment, Integrity & governance, inter-agency partnerships and Capacity Building and Modernization.

Prior roles include Senior Policy Advisor and Manager for International Relations & Capacity Building with the New Zealand Customs Service, and New Zealand Customs Attaché to Australia and the Pacific.  Bill holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (2000) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business (HR & Change Management), from the University of Auckland, New Zealand (1996).