Dr Lynda Lynch has been appointed as the new Chair of NHS Grampian.
Dr Lynda Lynch replaces Professor Stephen Logan, who completed his four-year term at the end of 2018.
In 2013 Dr Lynch was appointed to the board and had previously been a global director and general manager in the pharmaceutical industry.
Her appointment will run until December 2022.
Commenting, Gillian Martin MSP and Stewart Stevenson MSP said: “We welcome the appointment of Dr Lynch to the role of new health board chair.
“This is a very important position at a pivotal time in the future of NHS Grampian and how we deliver care to patients throughout the region.
“We look forward to meeting with Dr Lynch soon to discuss a range of topics and would invite her to meet with us both as we build a connection which can provide feedback on the needs of our constituents.”