Lee Williams has stepped down from his role as executive director at Symbian and has been replaced by Tim Holbrow with immediate effect.
Steve Warner, head of HR at Symbian, said: ‘The Symbian Foundation is today announcing that Lee M. Williams has stepped down from his position as executive director for personal reasons. We thank Lee for his work over the past two years and wish him all the best in his future ventures.
‘The Board of Directors has appointed Tim Holbrow, formerly the Symbian Foundation's CFO, to the position of executive director with immediate effect. We congratulate Tim and welcome him to his new role.’
A former Nokia man, Williams was appointed executive director of the Symbian Foundation in October 2008. Williams has overseen the development of the Symbian 3 OS, shortly to be seen on the Nokia N8.
Speaking to Mobile in September, Williams said that the development of Symbian 4 OS was on track and that the code would be out by the end of 2010.
Nokia acquired the former Symbian Software Ltd in 2008 and established a new independent non-profit making organisation called the Symbian Foundation. This was officially launched in April 2009 with the aim of publishing the entire Symbian platform source code under the OSI and FSF approved Eclipse Public Licence. The source code was released in February 2010.