Brendan Keys, Weta Digital’s head of human resources, has left the company after six years. The news comes in the midst of an independent review into the New Zealand-based vfx titan’s corporate culture.
Keys’s departure was announced in an email to staff sent by Prem Akkaraju, CEO of Weta Digital. “I would like to let everyone know that after over six years with Weta Digital, Brendan Keys has decided to retire,” the email said, according to New Zealand’s state-owned network TVNZ. “I would like to thank Brendan for his service to the company and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
Akkaraju wrote that the search for a new head of department is underway. An acting head of human resources has been appointed. Keys and Weta both declined to comment to TVNZ on the reason for Keys’s retirement.