The chief human resource officer at Foster's Group has resigned.

Ben Lawrence is set to leave the Australia-based company at the end of this month, Foster's confirmed today (23 January). He is quitting the group to take up a post with retail and mining conglomerate Wesfarmers in February.

Lawrence joined Foster's through the acquisition of Beringer Wines in 2000. He was appointed to the Foster's Leadership Team in 2001, where he held responsibility for Foster's global people and culture strategy.