Bank of Ireland has announced the appointment of Dan Loughrey as head of group corporate communications, replacing David Holden.

Dan Loughrey is 49 and is currently corporate affairs director and a member of the board of Aer Lingus with responsibility for the airline's internal and external communications in Ireland and abroad.

Previously Loughrey was a senior press officer in the Revenue Commissioners, where he established the communications function. He will take up his new position early in the new year.