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FutureLearn chief executive Andy Hancock is leaving the online education firm after its acquisition by Global University Systems (GUS).

Mr Hancock’s last day at the UK’s home-grown massive open online course (Mooc) platform will be at the end of this month, Times Higher Education understands. Formerly chief operating officer at the price-comparison website, he led FutureLearn through a tumultuous 18 months that included much of the Covid-19 pandemic and the financial crisis that presaged the platform’s sale by former owners the Open University and Australia’s Seek Group last November.

FutureLearn has not named a successor chief executive but confirmed that it had appointed Vitaly Klopot as chief operating officer.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Mr Klopot has been working at FutureLearn since February alongside his former role as chief innovation and commercial officer at Coventry-based Arden University, another GUS subsidiary. He previously held a series of roles at GUS itself.

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