The director of Dundee Contemporary Arts is stepping down after 10 years to take up a new role at Creative Scotland.
Clive Gillman will become director of creative industries, a post jointly funded by the Scottish Funding Council, in June.
Mr Gillman said: “Shortly after starting work at DCA I bumped into the journalist and broadcaster Stuart Cosgrove in our caf.
“He told me that I was taking on the best job in Scotland and in many ways he’s been right.
“It’s been a privilege to work at DCA and see it exceed all initial expectations in helping Dundee grow in confidence and stature as a great cultural city.
“After 10 years it’s time to move on to the next challenge and let someone else have a shot, but DCA and Dundee will always be very special for me, I will miss them dearly.
“It’s very exciting to be given this role at this time. We have all been working with the concept of the Creative Industries for a number of years but there is still much to be done to establish a really well grounded approach to innovation and sustainability for the creative and cultural businesses of Scotland.
“I am confident that, at Creative Scotland, I can help make this happen and I very much look forward to working with the strong team there to achieve this.”
Prior to moving to Dundee in 2005 he worked on the development of the FACT Centre building in Liverpool, a major new arts and media centre for the city.
Trained as an artist, his own art works have included those exploring the possibilities of new media technologies in the public realm as well as published game projects.
He is a senior honorary research fellow at Dundee University and an honorary fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.
Janet Archer, chief executive of Creative Scotland said: “The creative industries are very important to us as one of our three key areas of responsibility alongside the arts and screen. As such, I am thrilled to announce Clive’s appointment as director of creative industries.
“Clive is a well known and hugely respected figure on the UK cultural scene and his work at DCA has been transformative for Dundee and Scotland. He brings with him a high level of experience and skill. I am delighted he is joining us at this pivotal time for the Creative Industries and look forward to working closely with him to help creative businesses across Scotland flourish and grow.
“He will make a valuable addition to the leadership team at Creative Scotland and I look forward to working with him.”