Geoff Armstrong is to retire as director general of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) in June 2008.
By that time he will have held the post for 16 years.
“It has been a great honour to lead the CIPD since 1992. But the time has come to begin the search for my successor,” he said.
“We have a strong management team in place, and an effective board and governance structure. I will continue to work alongside them to achieve our strategic objectives and to hand over to my successor.”
Armstrong’s retirement follows Duncan Brown’s departure as assistant director general this month. It means the institute will have recruited two new leaders in the space of 14 months.
The search to replace Armstrong will be led by CIPD president Vicky Wright.
“I and the board will be working to identify a suitable successor, equipped to offer the same innovation, vision and dynamism as Geoff has brought to the role,” she said.