North West 200 event coordinator Gillian Lloyd announced her departure in an email to event partners on Friday afternoon. She said it was the 'right time to move on and pursue new ventures.'
In July of this year, Event Operations Manager Fergus Mackay role was made redundant due to ‘financial pressures’.
Mackay along with Lloyd were touted to take over the running of the event from race chief Mervyn Whyte as part of a ‘succession strategy’ announced by the club in 2017.
The email read :
"This is just a courtesy message to let you know that sadly I won’t be returning in my role as Event Coordinator as part of the North West team.
"I started back in 2003 when CDMC opened their first offices and have been loyal to the event for the last 18 years. I’ve seen many changes over the years and contributed to the growth of the event and the spectacle that it is today. I did not come to the decision to depart lightly but feel this is the right time to move on and pursue new ventures.
"I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your support over the years and being part of the magnificent event, without everyone’s expertise and knowledge, pulling the North West together it wouldn’t have been possible to have seen the success it has.
"I wish the organising committee, club, sponsors, stakeholders, competitors, volunteers and all agencies well wishes for the future as they plan many successful and safe events in the years ahead.