The Scottish Newspaper Society has appointed Jim Chisholm as its new director.
Chisholm, a former commercial director of the Daily Record and Sunday Mail and managing director of Business AM, will take up the appointment on 2 July when he succeeds the retiring Jim Raeburn.
The Society's president, Tim Blott, said: "I am delighted Jim is joining us as the new director.
"He brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge about our industry and a passion for our profession which we hope he will use to lobby and market our aims in a highly-competitive and rapidly-changing media landscape."
Chisholm has worked in the newspaper industry for 36 years and has most recently acted as an international media consultant working in over 40 countries. He remains an advisor to the World Association of Newspapers.
He said of the role: "Having been lucky enough to work with editors and publishers across the world, I retain a particular passion for the Scottish newspaper scene.
"Its richness and variety, from large national dailies to small but vital community publications, is just one reason why Scots are as enthusiastic newspaper readers as nearly any country on earth."
Raeburn said his departure from the post signalled a 'partial retirement', though he will continue in his role as secretary and treasurer of the Press Standards Board of Finance, the funding body for the Press Complaints Commission.
Blott said: "I would also like to pay tribute to retiring director Jim Raeburn who provided such excellent service and sage advice to the Society and its members over many years."