Damian Dinning, Nokia's imaging chief, is leaving the manufacturer after it decided to move the department to Finland from the UK.
Dinning's last day at Nokia is 30 November and he will take a role at Jaguar Land Rover. His chief achievement at Nokia was developing its PureView camera technology, which features on its latest flagship Lumia 920 device. Dinning has worked at Nokia for the past eight years. A replacement has yet to be announced.
In a statement, a Nokia spokesperson said: 'Following the relocation of key strategic roles to Finland, and with great reluctance, Damian Dinning has made a personal decision to leave the company effective 30 November, 2012. During the past nine years, he has made many innovative and valuable contributions to Nokia, most recently as a lead program manager in our Smart Devices business. We thank him for his service to the company and certainly wish him the best.'
Dinning explained his decision to leave on the PureView Club forum. He said: 'I am hugely proud of the work I have been involved with during my time at Nokia and feel privileged to have worked with some of the smartest people I’ve ever been fortunate enough to meet.'
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