The Rt Rev Dr Helen-Ann Hartley has been named the next Suffragan (Area) Bishop of Ripon, in the Anglican Diocese of Leeds.
Bishop Hartley, 44, is at currently Bishop of Waikato in New Zealand, an office she has held since 2014.
At the time she was the first woman priest ordained in the Church of England to become a bishop.
She succeeds Bishop James Bell who retired earlier this year.
The new bishop will officially begin her ministry on February 4, 2018 when she will be welcomed and installed at a service in Ripon Cathedral.