Morris leaves Candy Crush creator
Derby technology entrepreneur Melvyn Morris has stepped down from his role of chairman at King Digital, the New York Stock Exchange-listed creator of popular mobile app Candy Crush Saga.
Morris, who bought a significant minority stake in Derby County FC in May, said the departure was due to "personal reasons". He will leave the company with immediate effect.
Riccardo Zacconi, chief executive of King Digital, said: "I would like to thank Mel for his leadership and support over many years.
"His belief, energy, experience and insight have helped to make King a successful global business with hundreds of millions of players."
Gerhard Florin, who has been a member of the board of King since 2010, will succeed Morris.
"We look forward to Mel rejoining the Board in due course and we look forward to working with Gerhard in his new role," Zacconi added.
"Gerhard has played an important role during his tenure as a King board member, helping the company to grow into one of the most successful mobile gaming companies."