The chief executive of Sheffield Doc/Fest, the country’s largest documentary festival, has stepped down after three years in the job.
Elizabeth McIntyre, who is festival director as well as CEO, has left the role after overseeing the successful 25th anniversary of the festival in June.
She said: “It has been an absolute honour and privilege to play my part in the Doc/Fest story, a festival I dearly love, culminating in the delivery of the 25th edition.
“I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks to the team, Board, Advisory and all supporters for both wonderful collaborations and friendships.”
The festival will launch its recruitment process for a new director in September.
McIntyre’s tenure with the festival has been a successful one, growing the audience through initiatives such as Doc/Dinner. Ticket sales this year saw an increase of 16 per cent on last year’s figures.
Alex Graham, Sheffield Doc/Fest Chair, said: “I am immensely proud of what Liz has achieved these last three years.
“Her professionalism and vision have created a fertile environment for her talented senior team to deliver increasingly pioneering and compelling festival programmes, widely celebrated by both industry and public audiences.
“She is leaving Doc/Fest in great shape. On behalf of the board, I would like to thank her for her passion and brilliance, and I wish her very well for the future.”