The Central Bank has announced three senior appointments in the areas of markets supervision and financial stability.

Michael Hodson has been named as director of Asset Management Supervision and will take up the role from the start of next year.

Mary O’Dea has been appointed director of Securities and Markets Supervision and will begin in that position in September 2017. The bank said Grainne McEvoy, who is currently head of Securities and Markets Supervision, will serve as acting director until then.

Meanwhile Maurice McGuire will become director of Financial Stability, starting in July 2017.

Mr Hodson has worked at the Central Bank since 2011 and has led a number of visions within its Markets Directorate during that time. He had previously worked in the stock broking industry.

Ms O’Dea is currently Ireland’s representative at the World Bank and had previously served as alternative executive director at the IMF.

Mr McGuire is currently the bank’s director of financial operations and has previously held a number of other roles in the organisation.

The Central Bank said the position of director of Financial Operations would be advertised in due course, while it was continuing to look for a director of Corporate Affairs to take over from interim director John Coyle.