The Financial Intelligence Centre (the Centre) is headed by the Director who is, subject to the approval of the Minister, appointed by the Board as Chief Executive Officer of the Centre, as provided under section 9 of the Financial Intelligence Centre Act No 46 of 2010 (the Act). On appointment, the Director is required to take an oath or affirmation before the Chief Justice prior to assuming responsibilities.

To be appointed to the position of the Director of the Centre, an individual should not have less than 10 years of experience in financial analysis, law, accounting, forensic auditing, financial investigations or law enforcement.

The Director is responsible for the overall management, administration and operation of the Centre.