The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator has appointed a new interim chief executive.
Maureen Mallon, who is currently an assistant director at Education Scotland, will take up the role on 28 January until a permanent chief executive is found.
Mallon replaces David Robb, who announced his departure from the regulator at the end of last year to join the Student Awards Agency Scotland.
Robb had been at the OSCR since 2011 and was the second chief executive of the regulator.
The appointment process for a permanent chief executive will begin later this year once a new chair is found for the regulator.
A spokesman for the OSCR said that the regulator’s new chair would take up the post on 1 March 2019 after the departure of Graham Forbes, who is stepping down after eight years in the role.
The recruitment process for the new chair is still ongoing, the spokesman said.
Mallon has a long history of involvement with the charity sector, including 10 years with YouthLink Scotland, where she was head of development and then deputy chief executive.