Debbie Taylor, one of the UK's leading hoteliers, has stepped down from her role as president of hospitality and real estate at Kohler Co, the owner of the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa at St Andrews, Fife.
It is not known what Taylor's next career move is, but the hotel confirmed that she has left the company.
A spokesman for the Old Course said: "In terms of her replacement, naturally the seniority and demands of such a role necessitate a global search. That search is on-going and we will make an announcement in due course."
Taylor joined Kohler Co in 2007 as managing director of the Old Course hotel and was promoted to her most recent position three years later. Over the past three years, she has overseen the expansion of the resort including the enhancement of the championship Duke's Golf Course and the refurbishment of the hotel's lobby, conservatory and library.
The Old Course is a member of Leading Hotels of the World and holds five-red-AA stars.
In her wider global role for Kohler, she was also responsible for the American Club Resort-Hotel and Whistling Straits, both in Wisconsin, USA.
Taylor has been a major player within the Scottish hospitality scene for many years, having been chairman of the British Hospitality Association Scotland Committee (2007-11) and chair of People 1st Scotland (2006-007). She was awarded the Manager of the Year Catey in 2007 and is one of only nine women to hold the role of Master Innholders.