Professor Williams trained as an economist at the University of Oxford and worked in economic consulting for several years before undertaking theological training at Regent College. He then returned to the marketplace, working as an economic advisor for major international corporations and government agencies. In his most recent role before coming to Regent College, he served as Chief Economist and Head of International Research for DTZ Holdings, an international real estate consulting and investment banking group headquartered in London, UK. His key clients included JP Morgan, MetLife, Pirelli, Prudential, GE Capital, the Government of Estonia, and the Spanish Social Security Agency. Professor Williams has written numerous articles on Christian faith and the marketplace. His research interests include capitalism and globalization, the theology of public discipleship, marketplace mission, and workplace spirituality.
Professor Williams addressed such questions as whether markets are moral, how theology has shaped economic thought, and the consequences of the Global Financial Crisis, in a discussion moderated by Economics teacher Mr Stephen Thompson. Professor Williams also met with a number of College staff to further our thinking about the nature of leadership and vocation in a Presbyterian school.