The chief operating officer of Future Publishing, Simon Wear, has announced his immediate departure from the firm.
Wear departs having served a lengthy 18-year stint at the media company and says he intends to spend some time with the company before looking for new opportunities.
His former roles at Future include group publishing and international director and international director.
“Simon has been a great asset to Future and we're very sorry to see him go,” chief executive Stevie Spring stated. “I completely understand that after many years with the company, he's decided that he wishes to take on new challenges.
The news follows the appointment of Mark Wood as CEO last month. Wood joined the company as a non-executive director in April 2009 but on August 30th stepped down from his role to assume his new position.