Rod Petrie has temporarily stepped down from his role as president of the Scottish FA on health grounds.
On medical advice, Petrie will take a period away from work and his deputy, vice-president Mike Mulraney, will stand in.
He said: “On behalf of the Scottish FA board, our people and Scottish football as a whole, I would like to wish Rod a speedy recovery.
“Rod has been a pillar of strength to the association throughout this COVID-19 pandemic and to me as Vice-President. It is now our turn to support Rod through his recovery.
“We look forward to seeing him back to full health soon but in the meantime I will work closely with our Chief Executive, Ian Maxwell, to continue to steer Scottish football through the uncertainty caused by COVID-19.
“I would ask that everyone respects Rod’s request for privacy during his recovery period.”
Former Hibernian chairman Petrie was elected president of the SFA last year.