Former VisitAberdeenshire chairman Colin Crosby and north-east oil and gas human resources (HR) veteran Jackie Mann have been recruited to the board of Audit Scotland.
Mr Crosby, who is also a former chairman of defunct economic development body Aberdeen City and Shire Economic Future, will take up his post on October 1.
Ms Mann, who has worked for the likes of Marathon Oil, Weatherford, Subsea 7 and Proserv during an HR career spanning more than 30 years, started her new role last Friday.
Audit Scotland is the independent body responsible for auditing most of Scotland’s public sector organisations. It said its latest appointments came “at a time of significant change” to its membership.
Professor Alan Alexander was appointed chairman on April 1 and Stephen Boyle took up office as auditor general for Scotland on July 1, among other changes to the leadership team.
Mr Crosby, a chartered accountant and lawyer, spent most of his career in financial services before a string of roles as either chairman or non-executive director for a wide range of public and private sector organisations. In 1994 he was made an OBE for his services to social housing.
He was the first chairman of VisitAberdeen and was instrumental in its evolution
into VisitAberdeenshire, covering the whole of the north-east.