Central Bank Director General to give public seminar in Galway

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A public seminar on consumer protection by Director General, Financial Conduct of the Central Bank of Ireland, Derville Rowland, will take place in the Galway campus of GMIT in early April.

Ms Rowland will deliver the talk on the role of the Central Bank in Consumer Protection in Theatre 995 from 11am on Thursday 12 April.

A Castlebar native, Ms Rowland was last year appointed Director General, Financial Conduct at the Central Bank with responsibility for consumer protection, securities and markets supervision, enforcement and policy and risk.

She is also a member of the European Securities and Market Authority (ESMA).

A qualified barrister, she was called to the bar in 1996 (Inns of Court School of Law; Inner Temple) and subsequently in 2003 (Kings Inns Dublin).

Michael Gill, Head of Department, Business, Humanities  and Technology at GMIT Mayo, said that this is a wonderful opportunity for the students, staff and the public to hear first-hand from the Director General of the challenges and opportunities facing the Central Bank in a rapidly changing financial world.

“We are very much looking forward to the seminar. Students of business and accounting on the Mayo campus of GMIT are particularly interested in the seminar as they will be taking the lead in responding to future challenges and opportunities in the financial world,” he said.

“The seminar is expected to attract considerable support from regulated financial services entities in County Mayo as well as professional services providers including accountants and solicitors. It’s a great opportunity for students on our Bachelor of Business (Honours), Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Financial Management, Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting, Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management and those on our Supervisory Management programme to obtain first hand insights into evolving regulatory landscape,” added Michael Gill.