Jeff Ford, director of programmes at Channel 5, is to leave the broadcaster.
Ford became director of programmes following the acquisition of the broadcaster by Richard Desmond’s Northern & Shell in 2010. He succeeded Richard Woolfe in the role.
Channel 5 confirmed that Ford has resigned and will leave at the beginning of December. He may continue to work with the channel in an advisory role.
Under his stewardship Channel 5 has seen Big Brother move to the Channel from Channel 4. More recently it has seen an increase in its budgets for original commissioning.
In a statement, Ford said: "I have really enjoyed my time as director of programmes at Channel 5. Since the acquisition of the channel by Northern & Shell in 2010, Channel 5 has once again found its voice. I am leaving the brand in a far better place with programmes that viewers talk about and truly engage with."