Struggling Worcester Warriors have parted company with chief executive Charles Cameron with immediate effect.
Non-executive director Anthony Glossop, who chairs the Sixways board, takes on a temporary part-time executive role.
"I am very disappointed to have lost the backing of the board of the trading company just as I felt real progress was being made," said Cameron, who was in the job for just nine months.
Warriors are bottom of the Premiership, having lost all 13 games this season.
"I am proud of what I achieved at Sixways," added Worcester fan Cameron, who took over in May 2013, in a management reshuffle following the departure of head coach Richard Hill and managing director Charlie Little.
Cameron was appointed by the Worcester board a fortnight after the announcement of Dean Ryan's impending arrival as the Warriors' new director of rugby.
"I shall continue to support the Warriors and have every confidence that, given time, Dean Ryan and his team will deliver a successful Premiership side," he added.
Glossop, who will perform his part-time executive role while the club advertise for a replacement, said: "I would personally like to thank Charles for his hard work during his period with us, which I appreciated."