Ronnie Hinds has been appointed as interim chair of the Accounts Commission for Scotland.
Mr Hinds will take up his post in June 2023, and has been appointed by the Local Government Empowerment Minister Joe Fitzpatrick MSP following the resignation of Dr William Moyes from the chair in May.
Mr Hinds is former Chief Executive of Fife Council and has held a number of public positions, including Chair of Boundaries Scotland and lead Non-Executive Director with the Scottish Government. He was Deputy Chair of the Accounts Commission for four years from October 2014 and served as acting Chair for two years until June 2019.
He was also Controller of Audit from 2000 until 2002.
His appointment will be until 30 September 2023 while the Scottish Government recruit a permanent chair.