Microsoft commercial director Chris Ward leaves

LONDON - Chris Ward, Microsoft's commercial director, has left the company after 13 years.

Chris Ward leaves Microsoft after 13 years
Chris Ward leaves Microsoft after 13 years

Ward, who had been on a three-month sabbatical, is not returning to his position.

Microsoft is currently looking for a replacement and the UK sales director, Chris Maples, will act as commercial director in the interim.

Ward had been with the company since 1996. His initial responsibility was to set up and run an MSN news website.

He then became the business development director and in 2002 moved to UK commercial director, responsible for overseeing all ad revenue.