He is understood to have left as part of a rolling restructure first announced in August last year, which put between 18 and 20 roles under threat across the group’s four daily and Sunday titles.
Rob’s predecessor Tony Carlin’s departure was announced in October as part of the same restructure, while Richard Walker left his role as editor of the Sunday Herald and The National at around the same time.
He had also held several other roles across the Herald & Times group during the past 18 years – including sub-editor, sports production editor, deputy sports editor and assistant editor.
Several other changes to the group’s senior editorial team have also been announced since Rob’s departure earlier this month.
Graeme Smith has been promoted from senior assistant editor to deputy editor, replacing Barclay McBain, while Garry Scott has taken on Graeme’s senior assistant editor post. Thomas Hawkins has also taken on an assistant editor role within the group.
In other changes, Gary Keown has become sports editor, Lindsay Archibald has moved from the Daily Record to become group digital editor, while Deborah Anderson and Carolyn Churchill have become deputy news editors within the group.
Herald & Times Group editor-in-chief Magnus Llewellin said: “I am delighted to be making these appointments. This is a really strong team and we’re now in the best possible position to tackle the challenges that lie ahead.”