John Govett has resigned from his role of chief executive (CEO) at the Money and Pensions Service (MAPS), due to an impending family relocation.
The board has appointed partnerships and commissioning director Caroline Siarkiewicz as acting CEO in the interim, effective from 14 June.
Govett was responsible for leading the integration of The Pensions Advisory Service, the Money Advice Service, and Pension Wise into one body to enable savers to "make the most of their money and pensions".
Govett's achievements at the service include the production of the transitional business plan for 2019/20, the ongoing UK-wide listening phase with stakeholders, and the rebranding from the Single Financial Guidance Body which came into effect in April. He also led a recent restructure of the 350-strong team.
The board will soon conduct a recruitment process for a permanent appointment which will be open to both internal and external candidates.
MAPS chairman Sir Hector Sants commented: "I am confident that our MAPS executive management board will build upon the momentum we already have as an organisation, delivering the ambitious programme we have set ourselves."
Govett said he was proud of the "positive position the organisation has reached" and feels it is the right time to be handing the reigns to someone else "who can make the longer-term commitment necessary to deliver the national strategy that my relocation prevents me from doing".
Sants added: "I would like to thank John for his huge personal effort to help bring together our three legacy organisations into one new one.
"We have made excellent progress under John and we are well set for the future as a result. I will personally be sorry to see him leave us."
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