Cycling body British Cycling has issued a statement that Brian Facer has stepped down as CEO.
The move comes weeks after British Cycling announced that multinational oil and gas company Shell would be the official partner for the Great Britain cycling and para-cycling teams, a move which was met with much criticism and controversy.
Facer resigned with immediate effect as the result of a “mutual agreement with the board of directors”, according to the body.
British Cycling has reported that the search for a new CEO has already begun, with cycling delivery director Danielle Every taking the position of acting CEO while the body searches for a permanent replacement.
Frank Slevin, chair of British Cycling, said: “We remain fully committed to the delivery of our ‘Lead our sport, inspire our communities’ strategy, as we continue our work to support and grow our sport and wider activities, and provide our Great Britain cycling team riders with the best possible platform for success.
“Our new CEO will join the organisation at an exciting time as we build towards next year’s inaugural UCI Cycling World Championships in Scotland, and the Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2024.”