Twitter's vice president of trust and safety Del Harvey announced Tuesday that she is leaving the company this week after nearly 13 years. Her last day is Friday.
Harvey said her decision was motivated by a desire to spend more time with her family. "Saying this is a difficult decision would be an understatement. That said, it's also the right decision," Harvey wrote. "Right now, I need (and want!) to focus my time and attention on my family; equally, @twittersafety needs (and deserves!) someone who can focus on leading them."
As head of trust and safety, Harvey helped oversee the company's efforts to safeguard elections and deal with other problematic content on the platform, as it seeks to promote "healthy" conversations on Twitter.
Her announcement was met with an outpouring of support from Twitter executives, including Jack Dorsey ("Thank you Del!" Dorsey wrote), as well as other leaders in the online safety space, including Facebook's head of security Nathaniel Gleicher. "You are a huge presence in this space and have done incredible work to protect Twitter users and public debate," Gleicher wrote.