New NTPF CEO

Mr. Liam Sloyan has accepted an offer of appointment as the CEO of the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF), following an open recruitment process administered by the Public Appointments Service.

Liam Sloyan
Liam Sloyan

Commenting on the appointment, Health Minister, Simon Harris said: “Mr. Sloyan’s appointment comes at an important time for the NTPF, as the NTPF again takes on a role in the commissioning of patient treatment, in line with commitments in the Programme for a Partnership Government to reduce waiting times for our longest waiting patients.  I look forward to continuing to work with both the Board of the NTPF and with Mr. Sloyan and his Executive Team”.

Mr. Sloyan’s previous position was as the first Regulator of the National Lottery, where he established the Office and regulated the National Lottery from the commencement of the new National Lottery Licence.

Prior to leading this Office, he was Chief Executive of the Health Insurance Authority where he played a key role in the development of the regulatory infrastructure of the health insurance market.

Mr. Sloyan is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland and a member of its Healthcare Committee.  He holds a M.Sc. in Mathematics and Statistics from University College Dublin.

The Minister also thanked Mr. Jim O’Sullivan who served as acting CEO on a part-time basis for the last four years:  “I wish to thank Jim for his hard work and dedication in serving as Acting CEO of the NTPF over a number of years. His experience and expertise have greatly contributed to the organisation.  Jim has led the organisation through a time of considerable change and has laid the foundation for its expanded role in the next few years.”