Tom Finn has left West Ham United as managing director.
With new deputy chief executive Paul Hunt starting later this week from Leicester City, Finn decided the time was right to leave.
He said: "While sad to be moving in, I believe the time is right for me and the club.
"The owners are putting in place their plans for how the club is to operate going forward, such as the appointment of Paul Hunt who joins the club this week.
"I have told Paul that he is joining a special football club that is an integral part of its local community."