Ellon and District councillor Richard Thomson has been appointed as the chair of the Policy & Resources Committee at Aberdeenshire Council.
Cllr Thomson has served as Vice Chair of Policy & Resources Committee since June 2015.
He has been the serving councillor for Ellon and District since 2012.
The council deferred a decision on the appointment of Vice Chair of Policy & Resources Committee to the next meeting of full council on September 29.
The notice of motion was agreed following discussion of the Chief Executive’s report into the events surrounding the 2016 North Sea Commission Conference in Billund, Denmark.