The incumbent - Rob Parker - has taken on an interim position at the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).
The ICO is the independent body responsible for promoting the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 000 and the Data Protection Act 1998.
As interim comms planning manager, Parker reports to communications and external relations director Sue Fox.
Parker confirmed that he is applying for the permanent position.
He replaces Victoria James, who is to join AstraZeneca.