Free public seminar 'The role of the Central Bank in Consumer Protection'

Friday, March 16, 2018 Press Office
Press Release

Seminar to be delivered by Derville Rowland, Central Bank (Thurs 12 April)

GMIT is delighted to host a free public seminar on Consumer Protection by Derville Rowland, Director General, Financial Conduct, Central Bank of Ireland, on Thursday 12 April in the Galway campus (Theatre 995, 11am - 12.30pm) and Mayo campus (Theatre P002, 4.40pm to 7pm). Ms Rowland will deliver a talk on 'The role of the Central Bank in Consumer Protection'.  

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, says “This is a wonderful opportunity for our 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.”  

“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.” adds Mr Gill.

Ms Rowland says “I am looking forward to returning to my home town of Castlebar to meet the students and staff at GMIT, the business community and the wider public and to share with them what the Central Bank of Ireland is doing to safeguard stability and protect consumers.’

The campus acknowledges the support of Chartered Accountants Ireland in supporting this event. 

The Galway talk takes place in lecture theatre 995 from 11am to 12.30pm. The seminar in the Mayo campus will commence at 4.30pm (registration) with the main event beginning at 5pm. There is no charge for this event but booking is essential on

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