Brian, who has been with the Bield for 14 years, said his decision was extremely difficult and that he has been proud to play a leading role in developing the organisation into one of Scotland’s leading housing and care providers.
Brian said: “From the minute I stepped across the door, I have been both humbled and inspired by the commitment of Bield’s staff to improve the lives of older people.
“I have never wavered in that view and every day I continue to be overwhelmed by the efforts and dedication of staff, sometimes in difficult circumstances.
“Leaving Bield has not been an easy decision for me to make but this is a rare and excellent opportunity for me to make a contribution to another sector and one which I am genuinely enthusiastic about.”
Brian joined Bield firstly as Director of Financial Services and for the last nine years has served as Chief Executive.
He said he is leaving Bield as an organisation reshaped with a new strategic direction to position it well into the future.
He added: “There are some genuinely exciting developments ahead as Bield seeks to harness technology, develop new models of care and support, modernise its stock and once again build much-needed affordable homes for older people.
“That strategy is set and I know that the Board and Senior Management Team will be resolute in their determination to follow the course that has been laid out.”
Bield Chair Susan Napier said: “We are tremendously sorry to lose Brian but we understand it is a fantastic opportunity for him to take his undoubted talents to a new challenge with Capability Scotland.
“Brian will leave us with our best wishes, but more importantly, he leaves Bield solidly positioned to ensure it can continue to do what we do best – delivering quality homes and services for our customers way into the future.
“Thanks to Brian’s leadership, we have a clear strategy to continue the successes we have achieved to date – and to give the new senior management team the opportunity to ensure the momentum and drive for change continues.”
The Board are expected to make a decision on the appointment of a successor in due course.
Brian is expected to take up his new position at Chief Executive at Capability Scotland in early summer.