She will stay at the company until after the Frankfurt Book Fair, working with new CEO Charlie Redmayne to recruit and hand over to a successor.
The News Corporation-owned publishing firm, which is preparing to move from Hammersmith to London Bridge to join up with other News Corp properties such as The Times and The Sun, said succession plans would be announced shortly.
Kenny has been with the company for almost six years and her background in strategic comms includes heading up the DCMS team as the Olympic bid was launched and setting up the Strategic Communications Unit as part of Tony Blair’s Number 10 press team.
She was VP, comms for Walt Disney TV in EMEA, heading up the launch of High School Musical. She won PRWeek Awards for crisis management in 2011 and for internal comms in 2012.