Bill Wakeling is a former speech writer, electorate secretary to a Cabinet Minister and political activist. Originally from the Sydney seaside suburb of Manly, he lives in retirement in Templestowe, Victoria.
His working life has been diverse and has included politics, public relations and insurance marketing.
His interests include psephology being the study of election outcomes and voting trends. Bill has two grown sons and five grandchildren. His eldest son is a member of the Victorian Parliament and his younger son is a successful small business entrepreneur.