CMO and COO departing at Uber

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by Charlie Spargo

Uber CMO Rebecca Messina and COO Barney Harford are to leave Uber, as revealed by the ride-sharing app's CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi.

Messina has only been in her role for nine months - and now, following her departure, the company’s marketing, communications and policy teams will be combined into a single unit that reports to Khosrowshahi.

Harford has been with Uber since 2017, and in April - ahead of Uber's floating on the NYSE - he was revealed as being Uber's highest-paid employee, taking $47.6 million in "total compensation". 

In an email to staff, Khosrowshahi confirmed Messina and Harford would be leaving, allowing him to streamline operations. “On a personal level, I’ve appreciated [Harford's] strategic mind, analytical chops, and unflagging passion and efforts for our mission.

"I now have the ability to be even more involved in the day-to-day operations of our biggest businesses, the core platform of Rides and Eats, and have decided they should report directly to me."