Scotland will host the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow
Nigel Holl has been appointed the new chief executive of Scottish athletics.
The 41-year-old, currently director of netball with England Netball, will take up his role on 1 April.
Stirling-based Holl, who takes over from Geoff Wightman, is also expected to resign as a board director with Commonwealth Games England.
He said: "I look forward to maximising the opportunities offered by a home Olympics and the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow."
Holl was involved in the set-up and establishment of the Scottish Institute of Sport and believes he is taking on the role at an exciting time for athletics in Scotland.
The Olympics followed two years later by a home Commonwealth Games in Glasgow are hugely significant for athletes, coaches, club members and volunteers at all levels of athletics in Scotland
"The Olympics, followed two years later by a home Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, are hugely significant for athletes, coaches, club members and volunteers at all levels of athletics in Scotland," he said.
"I am both delighted and honoured to take up the challenge of this appointment.
Scottishathletics chairman Frank Dick added: "I am delighted that Nigel will lead the Scottishathletics executive team as we raise our rhythm of operations to address necessary change in this period of wonderful opportunity for Scottish athletics."