Michael Saunders was revealed as the replacement for Martin Weale today
Central bank appointees are usually from academia or the executive ranks so it's difficult to get a sense of where they stand.
That isn't the case with Saunders, who is extensively on record has the chief UK economists at Citi. His current forecast is for the first BOE hike in Q2 2017 with rates rising to 1.00% by the end of that year and 2.00% a year later.
Just yesterday, a note from Citi co-authored by Saunders showed inflation rising at a faster rate than BOE projections.
On the economy, Citi's current forecast is for 2.0% GDP growth this year but they've hinted at lowering that recently.
Overall, he strikes me as a dove. Or at least someone who is far more dovish than Martin Weale.