Louisa Burdett joins Optos from Financial Times Group.
Optos has appointed Louisa Burdett as its new chief finance officer.
Burdett joins the Dunfermline-based retinal imaging specialist from the Financial Times Group, where she held a similar role since 2008.
She will replace Christine Soden, who is stepping down at the end of May.
Soden will continue to work for Optos as a consultant.
Burdett was previously chief financial officer of Chep Europe, a £1.5 billion turnover division of Brambles Ltd, the Australian listed pallet distribution company.
She also spent six years in the healthcare industry at GE Healthcare Ltd, formerly Amersham, as well as five years at GlaxoSmithKline plc in a number of finance roles.
Roy Davis, chief executive of Optos, said:"I am delighted to welcome Louisa to Optos.
“We look forward to benefiting from the experience she has gained in finance in major multinational healthcare firms.
“She adds a breadth of international expertise to help Optos continue its global expansion.
"We would like to thank Christine for her hard work and her contribution to the transformation of Optos over the last few years.
“Optos is now in a significantly stronger position with much improved financial results and brighter prospects.
“We are delighted that Christine has agreed to remain with us, providing continued counsel and advice to the business as it grows to the next level.”