Resignations – Terminations- Global

This page is regularly updated – daily if I get the time.

I am not making any comment or judgement on these resignations or terminations – they are merely newspaper articles I see.  I am recording them because there seems to be an inordinate number of high profile or high positioned people resigning or being terminated suddenly and without explanation.  I have noticed that while some may seem dodgy or nefarious, there are obviously some resigning because they are sticking to their principles and morals.  I take special note of these good people in my mind.  Future proves past.

There are just too many for me to keep up with now – this page catches some but not all

Austria – the health minister resigns, saying he’s overworked – 13 April 2021

JapanHonda says CEO Hachigo to step down, replaced by R&D chief Mibe – 19 Feb 2021

UKWelsh Tory leader Paul Davies and Tory chief whip Darren Millar  quit after politicians found drinking following pub alcohol ban – 23 Jan 2021

ChinaVolkswagen Group China’s EVP Weiming Soh to be off duties – 21 Jan 2021

MongoliaMongolian PM, Cabinet Resign After Outrage Over COVID-ill Mother And Her Newborn’s Death – 21 Jan 2021

CanadaGov.-Gen. Julie Payette and her secretary, Assunta di Lorenzo, are resigning after an outside workplace review of Rideau Hall found that the pair presided over a toxic work environment. – 21 Jan 2021

UKMonzo Bank Ltd Founder Blomfield Steps Down, Citing Pandemic And Other Stress  – 20 Jan 2021

AustraliaKiama council’s general manager Kerry McMurray resigns after extended leave – 19 Jan 2021

Canada –  Linda Hasenfratz – a member of Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution task force has become the latest person to resign after travelling outside of Canada on a vacation.  – 19 Jan 2021

Armenia Armenia Health Minister Arsen Torosyan, submits resignation – 18 Jan 2021

UK Centrica’s finance boss Johnathan Ford steps down abruptly for ‘personal reasons’ after just seven months in the job – 18 Jan 2021

AustraliaPhilip Wilson, former Catholic Archbishop of Adelaide, dies aged 70 -17 Jan 2021

UKHousing minister Kelly Tolhurst resigns after ‘devastating’ family news – 16 Jan 2021

HollandENTIRE Dutch government resigns over child benefits scandal – really? Do bear in mind that Holland is one of the most openly operating child trafficing country in the EU. Things are not always what they seem and certainly not these days. – 15 Jan 2021

AustraliaMurray River Organics CEO resigns – 15 Jan 2021

AustraliaJayride Group (ASX:JAY) Chair resigns from board – 15 Jan 2021

Italy – Italy’s government close to collapse – 3 resignations (Teresa Bellanova, Elena Bonetti and Ivan Scalfarotto)

ChinaSinopharm CEO and head of the audit department resign -Sinopharm produces a covid-19 vaccine….. The General Manager, Li Hui also resigned…. – 14 Jan 2021

EstoniaEstonia’s prime minister Jüri Ratas resigns, following loan scandal – 13 Jan 2021

UK – Bob Linwood to step down as AutoRaise CEO – 13 Jan 2021

UKUK Space Agency CEO Graham Turnock to step down – 13 Jan 2021

Kuwait Kuwait’s entire cabinet resigns amid dispute with Parliament – 12 Jan 2021

Canada – Canada’s Industry Minister Navdeep Bains resigns – 12 Jan 2021

Germany Nordex’s CFO Christoph Burkhard resigns on personal reasons – 12 Jan 2021

AustriaAustrian minister Christine Aschbacher resigns amid thesis plagiarism scandal – 9 Jan 2021

CanadaOntario finance minister Rod Phillips resigns over Caribbean vacation – 31  Dec 2021

Moldova’s pro-Russian prime minister Ion Chicu resigns after protests – 23 Dec 2020

Trump’s private bankers Director Dominic Scalzi and Director Rosemary Vrablic resign from Deutsche Bank – 23 Dec 2020

AfghanistanPaktia Police Chief Resigns over Corruption, Negligence –  21 Dec 2021

Nepal7 Nepali ministers resign over dissolution of parliament – 20 Dec 2021

ScotlandPublic health minister Joe Fitzpatrick resigns over record drug-related deaths in Scotland – 19 Dec 2021

SloveniaSlovenian health minister Tomaz Gantar resigns  – 18 Dec 2021

South KoreaSouth Korea Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae resigns, posing challenge to President Moon’s government – 17 Dec 2021

UKMayor of Liverpool and Four Others Arrested for Bribery and Witness Intimidation – 5 Dec 2020

Japan Tokyo Stock Exchange Head Miyahara Resigns After Outage – 30 Nov 2020

China Announcement on the Resignation of Vice Chairman, Executive Director of China Construction Bank, Liu Guiping : 27 Nov 2020

Caribbean – Grenada’s Opposition Leader, Frank Bernadine, Resigns – 27 Nov 2020

China – Xiaomi executive resigns over speech describing customers as ‘losers’ – 27 Nov 2020

Canada –  Senator Murray Sinclair, who chaired the landmark Truth and Reconciliation Commission on the legacy of residential schools, is resigning from the Red Chamber effective at the end of January, shortly after his 70th birthday. – 27 Nov 2020

ArgentinaDiego Maradona’s backroom staff at Gimnasia y Esgrima – the club he was manager of when he died – resign en masse after the Argentine’s death from a heart attack – 27 Nov 2020

Australia – City of Nedlands planning and development director Peter Mickleson resigns – 27 Nov 2020

Australia – Unexpected resignation of Oil Search’s (ASX:OSH) CFO hire, Ayten Saridas – 27 Nov 2020

Central Petroleum Limited (ASX:CTP) (FRA:C9J) (OTCMKTS:CNPTF) announces that Mr Wrix Gasteen has resigned as a director of Central Petroleum Limited and all its subsidiaries – 26 Nov 2020

Malta – VALLETTA, Nov 26 (Reuters) – The chief executive of the Malta Financial Services Authority, Joseph Cuschieri, has resigned after a newspaper reported he had travelled to the United States with a businessman who later turned out to be the main suspect in the murder of an anti-corruption journalist. – 26 Nov 2020

Papua New Guinea – 10 more Ministers resign – 26 Nov 2020

Belgium The Board of Directors of Wereldhave Belgium NV announces that it has been agreed that Mr. Kasper Deforche will step down as CEO and director of the Company – 25 Nov 2020

The Bahamas – PM to serve as interim minister of finance
Third Cabinet minister to resign – 25 Nov 2020

UK – Conservative minister Baroness Sugg resigns in protest over foreign aid budget cut. – She was Minister in the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (Sustainable Development). She was also Special Envoy for Girls’ Education. – 25 Nov 2020

ScotlandMichelle Ballantyne resigns from Scottish Conservatives – 24 Nov 2020

Armenian Economy Minister, Tigran Khachatryan , resigns as government in flux – 24 Nov 2020

Saudi Arabia – Majed Mazen Nofal has resigned as CEO of Saudi Arabia-based dairy producer Almarai Company due to personal reasons, according to Reuters. – 23 Nov 2020

UK – Lord Meghnad resigns from Labor Party after 40 years, over racism – 23 Nov 2020

3 Sixty Secure CEO, CFO Resign, Interim Replacements Named – 23 Nov 2020

Canada – Sherritt International Corp. says president and CEO David Pathe intends to step down from his role in 2021 but will stay on until a replacement is in place. – 23 Nov 2020

Canada – Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan steps down – 22 Nov 2020

Iran: Two Senior Officials of Health Ministry Resign in a Day – 21 Oct 2020

UK – The Secretary-Elect of the York Tory Society has resigned over previous comments made in a conversation regarding rape, that have recently surfaced online. -21 Nov 2020

UK – PM’s Ministerial Standards Adviser Sir Alex Allan quits following Priti Patel inquiry – 20 Nov 2020

Armenian Defense Minister David Tonoyan has submitted his resignation – 20 Nov 2020

New Zealand Tauranga mayor Tenby Powell resigns – 20 Nov 2020

Malta – Finance minister Edward Scicluna to resign, proposed as Central Bank governor – 19 Nov 2020

Scotland – Oliver Mundell quits Scottish Conservatives front bench – 19 Nov 2020

VOX president Enrique de Vivero has resigned after less than a month in the job – 18 Nov 2020

AIMCo’s CEO, Kevin Uebelein ,  will step down after the organization came under fire in April when it lost $2 billion in a bet against market volatility. – 18 Nov 2020

Danish Agriculture Minister Mogens Jensen resigns over mink culling order that has shaken highest levels of government – There are calls for the Prime Ministers resignation also –  18 Nov 2020

Armenia – Minister for Emergency Situations Felix Tsolakian stepped down on Tuesday amid continuing opposition calls for the Armenian government’s resignation. – 17 Nov 2020

Ghana – Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu has resigned – 16 Nov 2020

Peru’s interim president, Manuel Merino resigns after just five days – 15 Nov 2020

Jordan’s Interior Minister Tawfiq Halalmeh had tendered his resignation earlier in the day out of his ‘moral responsibility’ following the events after the parliamentary elections. – 14 Nov 2020

IRAN – Alireza Saleh has resigned as the head of the Iranian Privatization Organization (IPO), a source close to the government told ILNA. – 14 Nov 2020

Nine boss Hugh Marks resigns – 14 Nov 2020

Ireland’s Ulster Bank chairman, Ruairi O’Flynn, resigns unexpectedly – 13 Nov 2020

UK Boris Johnson boots out top adviser Dominic Cummings, his Chief Advisor – 13 Nov 2020

Jordan’s interior minister, Tawfiq al Halalmah resigns after outcry over breaches in COVID-19 lockdown –  13 Nov 2020

Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services secretary Kym Peake has resigned ahead of the Hotel Quarantine Inquiry’s final report being handed down. – 12 Nov 2020

Victoria – Health Department boss Kym Peake resigns – 12 Nov 2020

Lee Cain: UK Top Boris Johnson’s Director of Communications UK quits amid infighting at No 10 – 12 Nov 2020

Members of the National Golf Club Australia are trying to piece together exactly what went down around the exclusive club’s boardroom table during the pandemic. What we do know is that president Michael Holloway abruptly resigned after seven years on the board. 11 Nov 2020

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy lawmakers resign en masse –  11 Nov 2020

England FA chief Greg Clarke resigns after using racist phrase – 10 Nov 2020

Estonia – Mart Helme, Interior Minister, Gvt of Estonia would not endorse Joe Biden as President Elect and is tired of the media lies. 9 Nov 2020

Chile’s interior minister resigns over protests charge

Four internal SoftBank internal board members, including Rajeev Misra, resign – 9 Nov 2020

Turkish ministry confirms Berat Albayrak (President Erdogan’s son-in-law) resignation – 8 Nov 2020

TNM Chief Executive Officer Michiel Buitelaar has quit the role after 19 months in charge at the mobile company. – 6 Nov 2020

Senior Coventry councillor caught breaking rules at Indian restaurant on night before lockdownCllr Rois Ali is the THIRD Coventry councillor to step down from their cabinet member role due to Covid rule breaches –  6 Nov 2020

Ireland’s Sinn Féin’s former West Tyrone member of the Northern Assembly Catherine Kelly became the fourth member of her party to resign over the mistaken lodgment of three £10,000 sterling checks for relief cash into Sinn Féin accounts. – 5 Nov 2020

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci resigns to face war crimes charges at The Hague – 5 Nov 2020

Oleksandr Los, the president of legendary Kyiv-based aircraft manufacturer Antonov Company, resigned on Nov. 4 after just five months in office.  – 5 Nov 2020

Australia Post boss, Christine Holgate, resigns over luxury watches scandal – 2 Nov 2020

Ireland’s Sinn Féin’s Elisha McCallion, Maolíosa McHugh and a third member of the party resign over Covid-19 grant money – 29 Oct 2020

Cork City Councillor Lorna Bogue has become the latest member of the rish Green Party to resign amid fallout from the Mother and Baby Homes controversy. – 28 Oct 2020

Vastaamo board fires CEO – Ville Tapio, says he kept data breach secret for year and a half – The CEO was apparently aware of a second data breach and shortcomings in the psychotherapy provider’s data security. – 26 Oct 2020

In the latest blow to the Green Party, the chair of the Queer Greens, Tiernan Mason and chair of the Young Greens, Tara Gilsenan wrote to elected representatives outlining the reasons for their resignations.  They claimed they were “bullied and harassed” by members and elected representatives in the party. – 24 Oct 2020

Simon Hunt has decided to step down as CEO of William Grant & Sons after almost five years in the role.  – 23 Oct 2020

Catherine Cano, administrator of the International Organization of La Francophonie, has resigned from her post. This abrupt departure of the number 2 of the OIF created the surprise, because nothing announced it only 18 months after his appointment. – 23 Oct 2020

Egypt’s biggest listed bank said it received notification in a letter from the central bank of the decision to discharge Chairman Ezz al-Arab under a new banking law passed this year, but disclosed no further details. – 23 Oct 2020

Umgeni Water CEO, Thamsanqa Hlongwa,  resigns with immediate effect – 22 Oct 2020

Jerzy Kwiecinski has resigned as CEO of Polish gas monopolist PGNiG, as of the end of October 22, the company has announced. – 21 Oct 2020

Frank Jensen: Copenhagen’s mayor resigns after admitting to several incidents of sexual harassment – Senior politician apologises for contributing to ‘harmful’ culture in governing party – 19 Oct 2020

Hungarian politician resigns after stealing electricity to mine Bitcoin  Tamás Borka-Szász, is the Chairman of the District Finance and the District Development Committee. – 18 Oct 2020

Polish Bishop Edward Janiak Caught up in Abuse Negligence Case Resigns – 17 Oct 2020

Kyrgyzstan’s president, Sooronbay Jeenbekov, has resigned after violent protests erupted over parliamentary election results, saying he had no desire to go down in history as a man who brought bloodshed to his country. – 15 Oct 2020

Victoria – top public servant Chris Eccles resigns after phone records revealed -12 Oct 2020

KICK IT Out (KIO) CEO Roisin Wood will be stepping down from her role, after nine years at the helm, reports the organisation’s website. – 9 Oct 2020

Bolivia: Key ministers resign ahead of presidential elections – 29 Sept 2020

Victoria – Jenny Mikakos out, Foley new Vic health minister – 26 Sept 2020

A second member of Fáilte Ireland’s board, Breege O’Donoghue, has resigned after it emerged that she went to Spain on holidays during the summer despite the Government advising against non-essential travel to the country. – Sept 2020

Lord Keen resigns over Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan – 16 Sept 2020

More than 160 nursing staff from Muckamore Abbey Hospital have ‘resigned or retired’ since abuse allegations came to light  – 15 Sept 2020

Top UK government lawyer, Jonathan Jones, quits over Brexit withdrawal agreement changes – 8 Sept 2020

EU trade commissioner Phil Hogan from Ireland resigns over ‘Covid breach’ – 26 Aug 2020

Ireland’s Agriculture Minister Dara Calleary resigns for attending golf dinner – 21 Aug 2020

Jerry Buttimer resigns as Seanad Leas-Cathaoirleach following golf event attendance – 21 Aug 2020

Ireland’s tourism chairman Michael Cawley resigns after ignoring coronavirus travel advice – 15 Aug 2020

Sinn Fein apologises as member resigns over social media abuse.  Paul Heffernan used fake profiles to abuse businessmen, politicians and celebrities.  – 10 Aug 2020

Entire board of Northern Ireland’s care home watchdog body resigns in Covid-19 row – 22 June 2020

Cummings coronavirus row: Junior minister Douglas Ross on resignation – 26 May 2020

Prof Neil Ferguson who led the team at Imperial College London,  that produced the forecast model for coronavirus  in 2020 (which did not happen) quits government role after ‘undermining’ lock down – 6 May 2020

Coronavirus: Scotland’s chief medical officer, Dr. Catherine Calderwood resigns over lockdown trips – 5 April 2020

Home Office chief Sir Philip Rutnam quits over Priti Patel ‘bullying’ -Rutnam announces plans to sue government for constructive dismissal over ‘vicious and orchestrated campaign’ against him – 29 Feb 2020


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