One of Scotland's best-known heads of communication has been appointed director of marketing and communications at the Student Loans Company UK.
Jenifer Stirton has been director of communications at NHS Lothian for seven years. She is both an executive member of the UK board of the Chartered Institutue of Public Relations and a Fellow of the CIPR.
Treasurer-elect for the CIPR, she last year contested for the presidency of the CIPR.
During her time at NHS Lothian, the organisation's comms department has scooped several CIPR awards.
She takes up her new post in February. A successor will be advertised for.