Aberdeen vice-chairman George Yule has resigned.
Yule, who joined the club in 2012 with the aim of forging stronger relationships with the supporters and delivering the training facilities and new stadium, cited recent surgery as a factor in his decision to step down.
He said: “I had a prostate cancer scare towards the end of last year which subsequently led to major surgery and, although I’m heading towards full recovery, the absence gave me an opportunity to re-evaluate my priorities and I decided that my own health and family must come first in future.
“As a life-long Dons fan It’s not been an easy decision to make and I will certainly miss mixing and working with footballers, business colleagues and our passionate supporters on a daily basis.”
Dons chairman Stewart Milne thanked Yule for his contribution at Pittodrie and expects his former colleague to continue to play a supportive role at the club despite his resignation.
He said: “I have enjoyed working with George during that time, and personally appreciate all that he has contributed to the club’s progress over his time with us, we are indebted to him, and wish him all the best for the future.
“He may be leaving his current role, but we are comforted in the knowledge that he will continue to play a role both as a fan and an ambassador of the club.”