Dan Kent, currently head of healthcare at FleishmanHillard UK, confirmed to PRWeek that he would leave by the end of October after a decade at the company.
Kent said the decision to leave was personal and that he will work as a freelance consultant, including for FleishmanHillard.
Kent is also a practicing psychotherapist, specialising in drug and alcohol addiction, and he intends to develop his private practice. He told PRWeek: "I’m leaving on very good terms but it was not an easy decision. I have been there for ten years and I was feeling a little institutionalised, so it’s time for a new challenge."
Kent’s replacement has not yet been announced but it is understood that FlesihmanHillard is recruiting externally to replace him.It also emerged that Kurt Wehrsten, who was vice-chair of FleishmanHillard in the US with a global remit, has left the business.
PRWeek understands that staff were informed by email last week that Wehrsten would be leaving the business with immediate effect.
A FleishmanHillard US spokeswoman said: "We have eliminated the position of vice-chairman of operations to streamline the organizsation. This restructuring has been under discussion for some time, and the timing of Kurt’s departure was mutually agreed."