Tommy Hannafin


I took up the role of Head of Division Anti Money Laundering Division in May 2019.


I am a risk specialist with over 30 years’ experience in the financial sector including 10 years on an Investment Desk and in excess of 12 years in credit institution supervision covering domestic and international banks and credit unions.


Additionally, I am a qualified Executive Coach having achieved a first-class honours from the Irish Management Institute which empowers me to help people realise their potential through self-generative learning. Please contact me if you are interested in being coached.


In my current role I develop strategy for the oversight of anti-money laundering and countering of terrorist financing in Irish based financial institutions. In delivering on this strategy, I lead and develop a team of professionals tasked with ensuring that financial institutions have the necessary systems and controls in place to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing. The multi discipline team undertake supervision, including inspections, contribute to AML/CTF policy at a national and international level and carry out any necessary legal assessments. I liaise and work with other bodies that have a responsibility for AML/CTF outside of financial institutions or that have investigative responsibilities in these areas e.g., Department of Finance, An Garda etc.


As part of the senior management team in the Central Bank I have significant input into the development, implementation, and communication of the strategic direction of the Credit Institutions Directorate.

Tommy Hanafin
Head of Anti-Money 
Laundering Division
Central Bank of Ireland