Dr. Manuel Augusto Martins Peres Machado has a degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Minho and a postgraduate degree in Educational Management from the Inter-University Institute of Macau/Portuguese Catholic University. He began his professional career in Portugal, in 1979, and has lived in Macau since 1990, having taught at the Infante D. Henrique Secondary School, where he was also President of the Board, and at the Macau Portuguese School, since its foundation. Dr. Machado has served as Chairman of the Board of the Escola Portuguesa de Macau since August 2013.