GMIT Mayo hosts free public seminar on consumer protection

Derville Rowland, Director General, Financial Conduct, Central Bank of Ireland will speak at a a free public seminar on Consumer Protection in GMIT Mayo.

Derville Rowland, Director General, Financial Conduct, Central Bank of Ireland will speak at a a free public seminar on Consumer Protection in GMIT Mayo.

GMIT Mayo is delighted to host a free public seminar on consumer protection to be given by Derville Rowland, director general financial conduct of Central Bank of Ireland, in the main lecture theatre P002 on Thursday, April 12, from 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 of 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 ).

Michael Gill, head of department for 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 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 said she is looking forward to returning to her 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 seminar will take place at the Mayo campus on Thursday, 12 April 2018. Registration takes place from 4:30pm with the main event beginning at 5pm. There is no charge for this event but booking is essential on http://url.ie/1253w

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