Twitter co-founder Evan Williams steps down from board

The co-founder and former chief executive of Twitter Evan Williams has stepped down from the board to focus on “other projects”. 

According to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission this week (22 February), Williams will depart the Twitter board at the end of this month. He was due to retire from the position in 2021.

“It’s been an incredible 13 years, and I’m proud of what Twitter has accomplished during my time with the company,” Williams said in the filing.

“I will continue rooting for the team as I focus my time on other projects.”

Williams co-founded Twitter in 2006 and was chief executive between 2008 and 2010.

However, he stepped down – giving the role to Dick Costolo – to focus on building popular online publishing platform Medium, where he is currently chief executive.

In a tweet, Jack Dorsey – who returned to take the helm in 2015 – thanked Williams, saying that the company was “going to miss your voice in our board conversations.”

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams steps down from board