APM chief executive, Sara Drake, has announced her planned departure from the association.
APM chair, John McGlynn, commented:
"We are sorry to see Sara leave and she takes with her our very best wishes. The board has accepted her resignation with regret and is hugely grateful to Sara for her stewardship over the last three years.
"APM has achieved a great deal under her tenure and is well placed to deliver on its strategic objectives and to build on the excellent progress made in our first year as a chartered body.
"Sara is looking to pursue fresh challenges having set APM on a really solid footing. She will remain fully committed to APM until her departure in summer 2018. The board has commenced a search for her successor."