Bower will take over from Ric Pellizzeri, who is bowing out after five years, when production resumes in the New Year.
Though the soap's recent revamp has failed to have the positive effect on Oz ratings that producers had hoped, Bower has insisted that she is confident about further changes which will be seen in 2008.
"I'm really excited to be working on an Australian icon," she revealed. "The talented people who have worked on the show for years have made significant changes which will bear fruit very soon."
"I have the greatest respect for serialised drama," Bower added. "I never call them soapies."