He left the the company at the end of this week after five years in the post, to take up a private sector role in New York.
Innes joined London & Partners in 2011, shortly after the company was formed, following the merger of VisitLondon, ThinkLondon and StudyLondon.
The process to appoint a new chief executive is underway and being led by London & Partners’ chairman, and deputy mayor of London for business and enterprise, Rajesh Agrawal. In the interim, the role of chief executive will be filled by Andrew Cooke, the company’s chief operating officer and deputy chief executive.
Speaking about the departure Agrawal, said: "Gordon Innes has been instrumental in raising the reputation of London as a leading destination for inward investment, tourism, higher education and culture, and I wish him well for his next challenge. The board of London & Partners will now work diligently to appoint a successor and we will make a further announcement in due course."
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