The Black Country Chamber of Commerce has appointed a new vice-president.
Kevin Rogers is chief executive of Wolverhampton-based Paycare, a company which provides healthcare insurance plans.
He has more than 20 years of experience operating in senior management and board positions in the manufacturing and services sectors in SME and large multinational businesses.
A chartered management accountant, he has expertise in defining, implementing and managing strategic change within a business and managing lean manufacturing projects.
Mr Rogers said: "I am delighted by the confidence my fellow board members have in me.
"The role is integral to the realisation of our aim, to double the size of the Black Country economy by 2023, and I look forward to working with our president and board members to clearly define the steps on our journey.
"The Black Country has a great future and we need to ensure that we overcome obstacles, work with the right partners and challenge unproductive practice.
"We need to find the right place for the Black Country in a competitive global economy - a place that uses our heritage, our industry mix and our assets to create the conditions for high growth."