Gavin Reid has been announced as the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s next chief executive.

He will succeed Roy McEwan, who is stepping down after 23 years in the role.

Reid is currently director of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, where his achievements include forging a partnership with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (of which he is a governor); the consolidation of the orchestra’s permanent new home in City Halls, Glasgow; audience development through national and international touring; and a range of commercial activities with recording partners and music festivals.

He studied trumpet at the Royal Northern College of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama before pursuing a playing and teaching career based in north west England. He was principal trumpet with Manchester Camerata 1989-2001, developed the ensemble’s extensive education and outreach programme between 1996 and 2001, and was appointed general manager in 2002.

Reid was one of the first fellows on the Clore Leadership Programme and in 2006 became director of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

He will assume the chief executive post on 29 August.