Press Release

Minister Harris announces new CEO of the National Treatment Purchase Fund

Minister for Health, Simon Harris, is pleased to announce that 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. The Chairman of the Board of the NTPF, John Horan, has advised the Minister that Mr Sloyan will take up his appointment in the coming weeks.

Commenting on the appointment, the Minister 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 Horan said: “I am confident that Mr Sloyan’s appointment will provide the NTPF with the leadership and vision required to implement its Strategy 2017-2019. Work is already under way in the NTPF to deliver waiting list initiatives to reduce patient waiting times”.

Mr Sloyan takes up this appointment from his current position 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”.