Brian Logan is to leave his position as chief executive of Bield, one of the largest providers of housing and support services for older people in Scotland.
Logan, who joined Bield 14 years ago as director of financial services and took the reins of the company nine years ago, will take up the new position of CEO of Capability Scotland, a provider of care, support and education for disabled children and adults.
Commenting on his resignation, he said: “From the minute I stepped across the door, I have been both humbled and inspired by the commitment of Bield’s staff to improve the lives of older people.
“I have never wavered in that view and every day I continue to be overwhelmed by the efforts and dedication of staff, sometimes in difficult circumstances.
“Leaving Bield has not been an easy decision for me to make but this is a rare and excellent opportunity for me to make a contribution to another sector and one which I am genuinely enthusiastic about.”
Commenting on the future of Bield, Logan said: “There are some genuinely exciting developments ahead as Bield seeks to harness technology, develop new models of care and support, modernise its stock and once again build much-needed affordable homes for older people.
“That strategy is set and I know that the Board and Senior Management Team will be resolute in their determination to follow the course that has been laid out.”
Bield Chair Susan Napier said: “We are tremendously sorry to lose Brian but we understand it is a fantastic opportunity for him to take his undoubted talents to a new challenge with Capability Scotland.
“Brian will leave us with our best wishes, but more importantly, he leaves Bield solidly positioned to ensure it can continue to do what we do best – delivering quality homes and services for our customers way into the future.
In a statement, Bield said it is expected to make a decision on the appointment of a successor “in due course”.
Logan is expected to join Capability Scotland in the summer.