Richard Wall recently retired from the Bank of Canada after 28 years of service. During his career, he has held various positions within the Corporate Services and Currency departments. In 1990, he was Building Consultant leading the design and construction of the cash processing centers 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 became Director of Currency Operations in 2004, responsible for banknote production and distribution. In this role, he undertook the redesign of the bank note supply chain, including leading the negotiations for major service and supply agreements related to the new polymer banknote series.

In 2013, he was appointed Managing Director of the Currency Department responsible for all aspects of the Bank of Canada’s Currency function. Under his leadership, the department reorganized to reflect the operational and budgetary impacts of polymer implementation, issued two commemorative notes and developed and produced the first note of the next polymer series.