The Edinburgh International Film Festival continues a year of changes as chair Iain Smith has announced he is leaving the board.

Smith joined the board in 2007 and has been chair since 2008.

Smith said in a statement: “My growing commitments as a producer have meant my time is limited so regrettably I have decided to step down as a board member for the EIFF. I will always have a place in my heart for the Festival and will continue to be on hand to offer my advice and support. As a producer I am always looking for new talent and there is no question that Edinburgh is the place to find the very best; I wish them and the CMI every success for the future.”

The Scottish-born producer’s credits include Chariots Of Fire, Local Hero, The Fifth Element, Children of Men and The A-Team.

Leslie Hills, Chair of EIFF umbrella body Centre for the Moving Image (CMI), added: “We are sad to see Iain go but wish him all the best for his future projects. Over the last four years Iain has lent his vast expertise to the Festival.  We much appreciate the knowledge and passion he brought to his role at EIFF.”

This news comes following Hannah McGill leaving her post as Artistic Director. Interviews were being held this week for potential candidates for that job. Also, former festival Managing Director Ginnie Atkinson left in January 2010.