Elinor Smith has resigned from her position with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the regulator has announced.
Ms Smith has served as a registrant member of the NMC council since May 2013.
During this time, she also held posts as executive nurse director at NHS Grampian Board and as an honorary lecturer at Aberdeen University.
She joined the regulator as its representative from Scotland following the last major overhaul of the NMC council, which saw almost all its previous members swept away in a bid to improve the body’s performance.
In a statement released towards the end of December, outgoing NMC chair Mark Addison said: “We are grateful to Elinor for her contribution during her period of service on the council.
“We wish her all the best in her future endeavours,” added Mr Addison, whose own tenure as council ended at the end of 2014. He has been replaced by Professor Dame Janet Finch.
The council is made up of six lay and six registrant members, including a representative from each of the four UK countries.
The NMC is currently seeking to recruit two registrants to join the council, at least one of whom will need to live or work in Scotland as a result of Ms Smith’s resignation.