ICP’s New CEO – Rúaidhrí O’Connor

ICP Announces the Appointment of Rúaidhrí O’Connor as CEO

Rúaidhrí O’Connor has been announced as the new CEO of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy following a thorough search process. Rúaidhrí will take up his appointment on the 4th March, 2024 and brings with him over 40 years’ experience in the health sector.  Rúaidhrí was CEO of The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP), for over 17 years during which time CORU opened its register of physiotherapists.  Accordingly, Rúaidhrí has a wealth of experience in advocating and negotiating with the Department of Health, the HSE and CORU.

Welcoming Rúaidhrí O’Connor’s appointment, the Board of ICP said:

‘We are delighted to be welcoming someone with Rúaidhrí O’Connor’s experience and expertise to lead ICP into the future. Rúaidhrí has had a long and distinguished career in the health and social care profession showing great leadership and management.

He joins ICP at a crucial time for the organisation, with the proposed regulation of psychotherapists by CORU.  We look forward to working with Rúaidhrí and providing him with our full support.’

Of his appointment, Rúaidhrí said:

“I am delighted to be joining the Irish Council for Psychotherapy as CEO at this critical juncture for the profession as it transitions in the coming years to state regulation of the profession. I look forward to working closely with and on behalf of the Board, member organisations and registrants of ICP to promote and advocate the highest standards to ensure public health safety, and to provide registrants with the services and supports that they require in this rapidly changing environment.”