Iain Munro has been made chief executive of Creative Scotland on a permanent basis.
He has been acting chief executive since Janet Archer left the post in July last year. Her departure came following a controversial funding round, which led to a number of board members resigning.
Creative Scotland was accused of falling “well below the standard” expected of it as a public body.
Munro will now become chief executive on a permanent basis, following a recruitment process that the body said had seen more than 200 people apply for the job.
Since taking on the role on an acting basis, the company said he had been leading “a change programme that is overhauling Creative Scotland’s culture, working practices and funding approach”.
Creative Scotland chair Robert Wilson said Munro had “outstanding leadership skills and will be able to use his extensive knowledge and abilities to continue to move the organisation forward in what is a significant time in the evolution of Creative Scotland”.
Munro said he was looking forward to working with his team to “support the extraordinary creativity that exists here and all that it contributes to people’s lives, our communities and the prosperity of the country”.