Stuart Dyble will step down from his post in January - it is not yet known who will replace him.
Dyble is responsible for the global comms strategy for Ford of Europe and Britain's Premier Automotive Group. He is also a board director of Jaguar and Land Rover, and looks after the Jaguar, Daimler and the British Motor Industry Heritage trusts.
He has been at the company since 1994, when he joined as Ford of Europe corp comms manager. Prior to that he was European corp comms manager for Toyota and a PR manager at Abbey National.
Dyble was unavailable for comment. He is understood to leaving the PR and car industries.