Manuel Parreira was appointed Regional Director at the Ontario Regional Office of the Bank of Canada in July 2007. In this capacity, he ensures delivery of the Bank's currency education program and monitors developments related to currency and its security in the region. In co-operation with private sector partners, he is responsible for overseeing and monitoring the bank note distribution system. He also plays a major role in promoting the Bank and communicating its messages to a variety of external audiences.
Mr. Parreira was born in Angra do Heroismo, on Terceira Island, in the Azores, in Portugal. He began his career at the Bank in 1981 and progressed through a series of increasingly senior positions, including supervisor and team leader in the Bank's Toronto Agency Operations Centre for 10 years. He then joined the Ontario Regional Office in 2002, where he served as a senior analyst until his appointment as Regional Director.