Biography - Bill Hines

Bill Hines
Principal Officer, PNC Bank Canada Branch
Regional President – Canada, PNC Bank

Mr. Hines is the resident Canadian manager of PNC Bank’s only international branch. He assisted in establishing its predecessor operation as a commercial lender in 1998, and supervised its transition to a Canadian foreign bank branch at the beginning of 2001. Mr. Hines is ultimately responsible to PNC and to the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) for all activities of the Canadian team, including commercial loan analysis, portfolio quality control, branch financial accounting, regulatory and compliance monitoring and assessments, and portfolio funding.

Mr. Hines was employed at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce for more than 20 years, beginning as a management trainee, and rising to become General Manager, Commerce Court Commercial Banking Centre, with one of the largest mid-market commercial loan portfolios at CIBC. In 1995 he joined Banca Commerciale Italiana of Canada as Vice President & Regional Manager for Toronto. At BCI Mr. Hines supervised retail operations in Toronto and established commercial and corporate lending groups for the bank. In 1998 Mr. Hines joined National City Bank to set up its Canadian operation. He became an officer of PNC Bank when the latter acquired National City.

Mr. Hines holds a BA (Honours) degree from Carleton University, an MA in History (War Studies) from Duke University, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers. He is a Past President and a Director of the Kiwanis Music Festival of Greater Toronto, one of the largest such festivals in Canada; and is a Past President and Director of the Kiwanis Club of Toronto and of its Foundation. Mr. Hines is a member of the Royal Canadian Military Institute. He is married with one daughter.