Des Carville is head of the Shareholding & Financial Advisory Division (SFAD) of the Department of Finance, which is responsible for the completion of the restructuring of the banking system and managing the State's shareholdings and investments in the banking sector.
The SFAD is also responsible for the management of the Minister's shareholding in the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) and the Division represents the Minister's interests in relation to the oversight of NAMA. This Division is also responsible for representing the Minister's interests in relation to the liquidation of IBRC and 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 from 1994 to 1998, and is a Certified Bank Director with the Institute of Banking. He is a director of the European Investment Bank.