The HSE has denied
Minister Kathleen Lynch made the announcement today that Stephen Mulvany will assume the role.
Mr Mulvany previously worked as one of the HSE's regional director of operations.
However, in a statement issued this afternoon, the HSE has said that the recruitment process for this position is on-going.
It also said that a decision will not be made before new legislation for the redesign of its mental health services.
However today the Minister of State at the department of health Kathleen Lynch said that the job had been filled.