When Future Publishing's CEO, Robert Price, left the company in May bets were laid as to who would replace him. Long-time COO, Simon Wear was a front runner.
However, when former ITV chief executive, Mark Wood, was appointed to replace Price in August
, the industry betting consortium quickly moved their money to a Wear departure.
reports Mr Wear saying, "After much soul searching I have decided to leave this amazing company. Having spent pretty much my whole adult life at Future I just feel the need to take a break and do something new."
Interesting wording, "take a break". It assumes a return at some point in the, excuse the pun, future.
Not according to Stevie Spring, Future's group chief executive. She's commented, "Simon has been a great asset to Future and we're very sorry to see him go.
"I completely understand that after many years with the company he's decided that he wishes to take on new challenges. We wish him the very best for the future."
That's all there is for now.