Rachel Whetstone, The Head of Communications and Policy of Uber, has resigned after working in Uber for 2 years

Rachel Whetstone's resignation was confirmed by Travis Kalanick, the Chief executive of Uber company, in an all-staff email on Tuesday.
No reason has been given for her quitting the job, though it follows months of a disturbance at Uber. 


Ms. Whetstone joined the Uber company from Google in 2015. In a leaving statement, she said: "I am incredibly proud of the team we have built".
"Just as when I left Google, a strong and brilliant woman will be taking my place. I joined Uber because I love the product - and that love is as strong today as it was when I reserved my very first ride six years ago."
Jill Hazelbaker, who had deputized for Ms. Whetstone, will take over. Uber would not say if the move would be immediate.
Mr. Kalanick emailed staff on Tuesday afternoon to share the news - and with it, attached a picture of himself and Ms. Whetstone on a recent hiking trip.
"I am looking forward to having her as an advisor for years to come," he wrote.
"With many more long hikes along the Skyline Trail."
He added: "Rachel was way ahead of the game when it came to many of the changes we needed to make as a company to make sure of our future success - from promoting cross-functional teamwork to improving diversity and inclusion."

This year has seen Uber struggle under the weight of negative press.
A series of actions to reach the goal to "#deleteuber" is said to have cost the company hundreds of thousands of accounts, though it is hard to be sure of the real effect.
Serious statements of sexual harassment, bullying and discrimination made by a former employee caused the firm to start an internal investigation led by Eric Holder, top police chief of the former president Mr. Barack Obama.
Mr. Kalanick was in February filmed in a car yelling at an Uber driver after he complained about low fares.
And the future of the company's self-driving car program is under serious threat thanks to a lawsuit claiming Otto - owned by Uber - stole self-driving technology from Google.
Amit Singhal, who had been Uber's head of engineering, resigned after he failed to disclose about a legal accusation of sexual harassment at his former employer, Google.
Then last month, Uber's president Jeff Jones left the company after only six months in the job.
And now Rachel Whetstone who, unlike Mr. Jones, has left the company on seemingly civil terms.
That said, the timing of her departure will do little to help the company as it continues to roll-out its probably long-term success plans of restoring Uber's reputation.

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