LONDON: MasterCard's UK and Ireland head of comms, Neil Henderson, has left the financial services company.
It is understood that Henderson resigned last month and is no longer working for MasterCard.
His departure, which has sparked a search for a replacement, was confirmed by Henderson himself and by MasterCard's European group head of communications, Rose Beaumont.
“People sometimes decide to move on, and we wish Neil luck with what he decides to do,” she said.
“Comms is a key function for the future success of MasterCard, and we are looking to add strength to this important function all the time,” Beaumont added. “We are already seeing candidates and are looking forward to working with some of the great talent out there.”
Henderson joined the credit card provider in autumn 2012 after working at rival Visa, where his duties included handling work around its sponsorship of the 2012 Winter Olympic Games in London.
Before that, the former BBC and ITV journalist led broadcasting at The Red Consultancy, where he worked with brands such as McDonald's and Barclays.
This story originally appeared on the website of PRWeek UK.