Jane Howard has been confirmed as the new chief executive of Ulster Bank.
Ms Howard’s appointment to the role was first revealed in the Irish Independent in April.
She joins the bank from its UK parent, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), where she served as a senior executive.
Ms Howard replaces Gerry Mallon, who has joined Tesco Bank as its CEO.
"We are delighted that Jane will join us as chief executive of Ulster Bank in the Republic of Ireland," Des O’Shea, chairman of Ulster Bank, said.
"Jane brings a track record of strong leadership, intense customer focus, drive and enthusiasm. Her deep banking experience gained across a variety of senior leadership roles will bring considerable value to Ulster Bank. The board and I look forward to working with Jane to ensure the success of the next stage of the bank’s development."
Meanwhile Paul Stanley, chief financial officer of Ulster Bank - who was serving as interim CEO - will be appointed deputy CEO from September, and will continue in the role of CFO.
Ms Howard has worked in financial services for 37 years, and at executive level for 14 years across customer-facing and risk management roles.