Scottish food and drink boss reveals he's quitting his role
Scotland Food & Drink has announced the business's director James Withers is to resign after nearly 11 years in the role.
Scotland Food and drink said Mr Withers will stay at the organisation in the "remain with the organisation over the coming months to support the search for his successor and … to manage a successful transition".
Withers was made chief executive of Scotland Food & Drink in September 2011 and moved from the same job to National Farmers Union Scotland.
Celebrity chef Gary Maclean said: 'Huge shoes to fill James, you have done so much for the whole food and drink industry in Scotland over the years and wish you the best.'
Scotland Food & drink was set up in 2007 to help increase the value and reputation of the country's food and beverage industry.
Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne, chief executive of Scotland Food and Drink said: "James has made a transformative contribution to our organisation and this impact is felt throughout Scottish food and drinks sector.