BuzzFeed's European general manager Kate Burns has left the digital media publisher a little over a year after she joined the company.
Quite why Burns left the company is not yet clear.
A spokesperson for BuzzFeed said it was Burns' decision to leave. The search is on for her replacement.
In a statement, BuzzFeed said: "Over the last year, Kate has been an integral part of stabilizing and growing our business in the UK and Europe. We are grateful for the leadership role she has played and wish her the very best in the future."
Burns sent Business Insider this statement: "The European business is doing exceptionally well thanks to the incredible job my team have done in the last year. I know they will go from strength to strength. I am very sad to leave, and I wish them all the best, and I will miss them very much."
There are competing theories swirling around the context of her departure:
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