Mr William Gaynor

William E (Bill) Gaynor OAM RFD

Bill Gaynor, a retired school principal and education administrator worked in the WA Education system for over 45 years at all levels of school operations. He served in remote and isolated schools before returning to the metropolitan area to further his career in the profession. His work in higher levels of education administration provided experience in community, social and educational issues influencing the development of young people for their place in our society while his experience in small schools and in country towns provided him with an opportunity to interact with people from so many walks of life – an experience that later provided for him a great insight into the value of the family as a sound basis for our society.

As a community member of the Board Bill’s commitment to community life is shown in his service as a career Reserve Soldier for 33 years for which he was recognised with the Award of the Reserve Forces Decoration. His keen interest in the military led him to become active in the RSL and he served eleven years as State President of the WA Branch.

Bill also holds The Medal of the Order of Australia for services to Surf Lifesaving and was recently recognised for commitment and service to the community with the ‘Western Australian Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering Award’.