Richard Wall was appointed Chief of the Currency Department in March 2013. Reporting to the Senior Deputy Governor, he is responsible for all aspects of the Bank of Canada’s Currency function.
Born in Montreal, Mr. Wall graduated from McGill University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture degree. He is currently a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.
During his career with the Bank, Mr. Wall has held various positions within the Corporate Services and Currency departments. In 1990, he was Building Consultant leading the design and construction of the Agency Operations Centres in Montreal and Toronto. In 1998, he was appointed project manager for the New Note Series Project and joined the Central Bank Counterfeit Deterrence Group (CBCDG) as project director in 2001. He was appointed Director of Currency Operations in 2004, responsible for banknote production and distribution. In this role Mr. Wall played a key role in the redesign of the bank note supply chain, including leading the negotiations for major services and supply agreements related to the new polymer banknote series.