Bill Steans joined the PLF as a Board Member in 2006. Bill is currently the Parks and Recreation Manager at Timaru District Council and has been this role since 1988 which encompasses parks, cemeteries, commercial forestry, streetscapes, and cycling and walking trails.
Currently Bill is a Patron of the Timaru Horticultural Society, a Member of Yardstick Advisory Group, a Member of World Urban Parks and Recreation Aotearoa and was previously the Regional Advisor to Recreation Aotearoa Board for Northern South Island.
Bill has also been an office bearer and trustee in various community groups as well as holding management roles in a number of South Island Parks Agencies and has previously operated a landscape contracting business. He has also performed Acting GM roles in both Community Services and Engineering Services groups of Council.