Bill Morris is a committed advocate for the principles of public service and social justice, and the organisations to which he has contributed reflect his diverse and life long interests.

Alongside leading a trade union, he took on a wide range of public appointments.  His expertise and knowledge as a trade union leader and Chief Executive have contributed to the running of some of the country's leading institutions such as the Bank of England, Metropolitan Police, BBC and IBA, and he has helped to develop policies and laws through his past membership of the Royal Commission on the Reform of the House of Lords and of the Commission for Racial Equality.  Similarly, organisations such as the Employment Appeals Tribunal and the Commission for Integrated Transport have benefited from his experiences.

His personal interests are also reflected in his appointments.  When he was at school in Jamaica he chose cricket practice when he should have been taking extra lessons in arithmetic - he wanted to play cricket for the West Indies.  Now he is a member of the England and Wales Cricket Board and chairs the Major Match Group which primarily determines venues for ECB Tests and international matches in the UK.