Tommy Hannafin


Tommy is a career Central Banker with over 30-years’ experience across a number roles, including Chief Dealer for the Central Bank’s investment portfolio and numerous leadership roles in prudential supervision.  The prudential roles included front line supervision of both domestic and international banks, leadership of supervision of international banks and the creation and leadership of the Inspections Division post the establishment of the Single Supervisory Mechanism.  Tommy took up his current role of Head of the Central Bank’s Anti-Money Laundering Division in March 2019.  Since then, amongst others he has led the team in its ongoing AML/CFT supervision, the issuance of AML/CFT industry guidance, input to the ongoing discussions on the EU Action Plan, preparation for the supervision of Virtual Asset Service Providers and most recently the administration of financial sanctions.  Across all his roles, Tommy has represented the Bank on numerous national and international fora and is currently a member of Ireland’s FATF delegation team. Tommy holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Services) undergraduate degree and two Masters in Business Studies (Finance and Business Practices).  Additionally, Tommy is a qualified Executive Coach.







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