Danielle Mattoon, appointed to the senior position with great fanfare in March 2013, left the newspaper very quietly two weeks ago.
Ask not the reasons why. The Times is notoriously non-transparent when it comes to its internal affairs.
Under Mattoon, the Arts and Leisure sector grew buzzier, less PR-driven, less old boys club.
Nine months ago, she introduced a long overdue redesign.
We’ll update when we hear more.
UPDATE: Here’s why she left.