Scott Boyd has returned to Ross County as the club’s sporting director.
Boyd, who has spent three seasons with Kilmarnock, has retired from playing to assume the new role at County.
He was the club’s record appearance holder, making 306 appearances after joining in 2007, before he moved on to Rugby Park.
His remit will involve business and community engagement, as well as “building the RCFC brand”.
Chairman Roy MacGregor said: “We are delighted to bring Scott back to the club in the newly created sporting director role.
“Many will know that Scott started studying towards a Sports Management degree with worldwide players’ union, FIFPRO, during his time with the club. Since graduating, Scott has combined his playing career with spending two days a week at Rugby Park gaining a valuable insight into the running of the club.
“He will be tasked with developing and building the RCFC brand, particularly across the Highlands & Islands and work with our Community, Youth, Academy and First teams, enhancing the commercial opportunities for each entity.
“Scott will also be responsible for bridging the gap between the football and commercial functions of the club, focusing on building relationships with sponsors, businesses and supporters alike.”