Simon Clift, Unilever's chief marketing officer, is to leave the company in the next few months, the fmcg giant has confirmed.

Clift has worked at the maker of Dove and Pot Noodle for nearly 30 years. He was the company's first chief marketing officer and also held roles including chairman for personal care products for Unilever Latin America, president of marketing and managing director of Unilever Brazil.

"It's a completely amicable parting, prompted by his desire to spend more time with his family in Brazil and to pursue other creative opportunities," a Unilever spokesman said.