Des Carville is head of the Shareholding and Financial Advisory Division (SFAD) of the Department of Finance, which manages the State’s shareholdings and investments in the banking sector, the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) and IBRC (in Special Liquidation). It has policy oversight for the Credit Union sector. The Division also provides financial advisory services to the Department. He previously worked with Davy Corporate Finance for 15 years. He is a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland (FCA), having trained with KPMG, and is a Certified Bank Director with the Institute of Banking. He is a director of the European Investment Bank.