Gillian MacEwan, who runs gardening firm Dunkeld Nurseries with her family, was elected to the UK-wide post from a pool of four candidates at the organisation’s annual general meeting this week.
MacEwan, who has been a business-owner and FSB member for 20 years, has occupied various branch and regional positions with the group, including regional secretary for North-east Scotland and, most recently, non-operational director on the FSB board.
She said: “It is an honour to take on the role of FSB’s operations director. As a small business owner, I know the importance of having a strong voice for the sector, which is heard in government north and south of the Border.
“FSB’s members and staff are a formidable campaigning force and I’m proud to be on the board.”