Joe Mackie KStJ has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
Mr Mackie, who is chair of St John Scotland's Aberdeen and North East committee as well as a member of the Priory of Scotland ceremonial team, was recognised for his services to charity.
A long standing member of St John Scotland, Joe is also Chair of the Archie Foundation, the official charity of the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, as well as being involved with the Gordon Highlanders’ Museum, Aberdeen’s arts centre and art gallery, and the Boys' Brigade.
Joe retired as commercial director from First Aberdeen in 2015 after more than 50 years with the company.
In becoming appointed to the Order of the British Empire as OBE, he follows his predecessor in the role of St John Scotland Chair in the northeast, Jenny Sherriffs (MBE), and her predecessor, David Paton of Grandhome (OBE).
Meanwhile another longstanding member from the Aberdeen area, Dr Angus Pelham Burn CStJ, was made MBE for service to the community.