William (Bill) Dalton is an experienced Executive with deep experience in banking and finance. Bill was Executive Director of HSBC Holdings plc, Chief Executive of HSBC Bank plc and Global Head of Personal Financial Services for the HSBC Group. Prior to that he worked at the Bank of Montreal where he held senior line and staff positions. In 1980 he joined Wardley Canada Limited, which became part of the newly formed Hongkong Bank of Canada and served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration. In 1987, he was appointed a Director and Chief Operating Officer and in 1992 he became President and Chief Executive Officer. He served in this capacity until 1998 when he was appointed Chief Executive of Midland Bank plc.He was a Director of CCF SA, France, HSBC Private Banking Holdings (Suisse) SA, Switzerland and HSBC Bank Malta plc, Merrill Lynch HSBC Holdings Limited, UK and Household International, Inc., USA. He was also a Director of MasterCard International Incorporated and, a Director of Swiss Re GB plc. Mr Dalton served on the board of TUI Travel plc., a FTSE 100 company in the UK and on the Board of Talisman Energy Inc., a Canadian Oil and Gas Company.
Bill currently serves on the Boards of HSBC North American Holding Inc., Associated Electric and Gas Insurance Services (AEGIS), AEGIS Managing Agency for Lloyds of London Syndicate 1225, and United States Cold Storage, a wholly owned subsidiary of John Swire & Sons Inc.