He told the BBC: 'I think that it means that the Government will have to get its skates on to make sure there is a replacement in place so he or she can work with Sir Ivan in the transition, the handover,' he said.
I have therefore decided to step down now, having done everything that I could in the last 6 months to contribute my experience, expertise and address book to get the new team at political and official level under way.This will permit a new appointee to be in place by the time Article 50 is invoked.Hilary Benn, Labour MP and chair of the influential Commons Brexit committee, pictured on Sky News today, said Sir Ivan's resignation was 'not a good thing' and said it was vital the Government ensures a smooth hand-over as soon as possible Mrs Leadsom, one of the leaders of the Brexit campaign, will tell the conference: ‘For too long, a bureaucratic system which tries to meet the needs of 28 countries has held farmers back.But now, leaving the EU means we can focus on what works best for the UK.‘Our farmers will finally be free to get on with the job of growing fantastic food in a way that meets our aims of a world leading food industry and a better protected environment.Sir Ivan did not give a reason for stepping down early and had a good relationship with Mrs May, although his strained relations with pro-Brexit figures in the Cabinet could have been a factor in his decision to quit.
Sources told the Financial Times that Sir Ivan did not give any reason for his departure but played down his decision, insisting he had decided to leave just a few months before his planned departure date of November.
Sir Ivan did not give a reason for stepping down early and had a good relationship with Mrs May, pictured, although his strained relations with pro-Brexit figures in the Cabinet could have been a factor in his decision to quit Sir Ivan had come under pressure to resign last month after Eurosceptics claimed Sir Ivan, a former private secretary to ex-Tory chancellor Ken Clarke, was 'scarred' by his time spent negotiating Mr Cameron's failed referendum deal and, as a veteran of Brussels, was 'out of his comfort zone'.
As most of you will know, I started here in November 2013.
I want to put on record how grateful I am to Shan for the great working relationship we have had.
She will be hugely missed in UKREP, and by many others here in Brussels, but she will be a tremendous asset to the Welsh Government.
The ex-mandarin – given a peerage by David Cameron last year – wrote on Twitter: ‘Ivan Rogers huge loss.