The Archie Foundation has appointed a new chief executive.
David Wood, 56, will become the new boss of the charity, which supports sick children staying at the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital and the Highland Children’s Unit.
He has joined the organisation following the departure of former chief executive David Cunningham late last year.
Mr Wood has worked in the charity sector since 2009, most recently as chief executive of Community Resources Network Scotland (CRNS), a membership charity that supports community organisations across Scotland to reuse, repair and recycle.
Other roles include The Burn Estate in Edzell, The Council for Voluntary Services Aberdeenshire and Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action.
Mr Wood, who used to live in Edzell and Laurencekirk, has also been chairman of trustees for Homestart Kincardine.
The new boss, who has four grown-up children, lives in Aberdeen and took up his post last week.
Charity chairman Joe Mackie said: “David has a strong background working with charitable organisations and we’re very pleased to announce him as our new chief executive.
“He joins a dynamic and dedicated team at an exciting time as we press ahead with projects across Scotland and all the staff are looking forward to working with him and driving the charity forward.”
Mr Wood said: “I’m delighted to be joining The Archie Foundation and I’m already getting to know the team and understand the families and communities where Archie is active across Scotland.
“Together we’ll ensure that the crucial work of the charity is maintained, supported and developed further.
“Working in the charitable sector is hugely rewarding, and having responsibility for a well-respected organisation that makes the difference for sick children and families across Scotland is both an honour and a rare privilege.”