Mr William Rivers Dickinson was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1991 for services to education. He has had a long and distinguished career in education, culminating in his appointment as Headmaster of Scotch College, Perth, in May 1972.
During his time as Headmaster, Bill was a long-term member of numerous committees and associations including the National Council of Independent Schools of Australia, Australian College of Education, Tertiary Admissions Examination Committee, and the Secondary Education Authority, and he was Chairman of the Board of the Centre for Excellence in Teaching from 1988-2002.
Since his retirement from Scotch College in 1997, Bill has continued to work in education as a consultant. He has particular interest in the appointment and appraisal of Principals, and the review of school administration structures.