Archivist, Specialization Course in Documentary Sciences, by the Faculty of Letters of the University of Coimbra.
Since 2008, he has been a member of the Intergovernmental Committee of the ADAI Program Iberarchives, to support the development of Ibero-American archives and a member of the Latin American Archives Association (ALA) regional branch of the International Archives Council.
Since 2005, he has been a member of the Group of Experts on Archives, together with the European Commission, called EAG – European Archival Group and represents Portugal in the EBNA – European Board of National Archives.
Since 2016 he has been Chairman of the Committee of Experts of the National Commission of UNESCO under the Memory of the World Program.
Since July 2015 he has been Director-General of the Directorate-General for Books, Archives and Libraries and Director of the Torre do Tombo National Archive.