Bank of Ireland has appointed Matt Elliott to the role of Chief People Officer at the lender.

Mr Elliott will take up the post in early 2019 and joins the bank from Virgin Money where he was Group People Director.

He will report directly to chief executive Francesca McDonagh and will be a member of the Bank's Group Executive Committee.

Francesca McDonagh said that one of Bank of Ireland's strategic priorities is to transform the bank and this includes its culture. 

She said that the new Chief People Office brings with him exceptional experience of driving cultural change and transformation, which is particularly relevant to Bank of Ireland in the delivery of its strategy.