GORDON Rural Action has appointed a new chief officer.
Suzanne Rhind was previously working for a development trust in Norfolk.
GRA has officers in Huntly, Inverurie and Ellon and employs 13 staff, backed by 32 volunteers.
It dealt with 26,460 issues over the last year, including personal debt amounting to £5.2 million.
It also carried out 93 home visits to the disabled and elderly who were unable to visit the offices.