CBI deputy governor: ‘New rules sound like motherhood and apple pie, but will make the difference’

Derville Rowland of the Central Bank is on a mission to woo companies over to the individual accountability framework

Derville Rowland hopes the accountability regulations will shift the culture of Ireland’s financial sector, and improve governance standards. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Derville Rowland doesn’t often work at her desk – she finds it a tad too “grandiose”.

It’s hard to argue with her diagnosis: hers is a formidable office, dominated by a huge black worktop on which a pair of computer monitors are bracketed firmly into place.

Rowland, deputy governor of the Central Bank, inherited the space and prefers to work at a round table in the middle of the room, over a Friday morning coffee.