Financial Services Compensation Scheme director of operations Kate Bartlett has stepped down from the organisation.
Bartlett joined the FSCS in 2010 and was a member of its board.
An FSCS spokeswoman says the lifeboat scheme is seeking a replacement who will take on the newly-created role of chief operating officer.
The spokeswoman says: “Our service depends more on IT and data than before. We have therefore created a new role of chief operating officer to bring together the delivery of our service to claimants with the IT and data infrastructure which supports that service.”
Bartlett was paid a salary of £205,000 in 2014/15, according to the FSCS’s latest annual report.