The boss of Aberdeen airport is quitting after a decade working for the Scottish facility.

Carol Benzie is stepping down from her role as managing director at the end of the month.

She joined Aberdeen airport in 2008 and held a number of senior roles before being appointed managing director in October 2013.

Benzie has overseen the expansion of the airport’s route network as well as the single largest investment in its history.

The board of owner AGS Airports will now start the process of identifying a new managing director.

AGS Airports’ chief executive and former Aberdeen airport boss Derek Provan will oversee the business in the interim period.

He said: “Carol leaves the business on a strong footing and the terminal transformation is a fitting legacy to her time at the helm of the airport. We wish her every success for the future.”

Benzie added: “After ten hugely enjoyable and ultimately successful years with Aberdeen international airport I have taken the decision step down from my role as managing director.

“The airport has been a great platform to grow and develop as a leader and be so closely involved in a business that is so vital to the Aberdeen region. I am now looking forward to embarking on the next stage of my career.”