The contractor said he “is leaving Mace to pursue other opportunities in the private sector.”
Andrew Beck has now been appointed as new interim Chief Financial Officer. Beck joined Mace in May this year as Group Finance Director.
He will lead Mace’s finance team as the company commences its search for a permanent replacement for Bienfait.
Mark Reynolds, Mace’s Group Chairman and Chief Executive, said: “I would like to thank Richard for his hard work and commitment over the last two and half years, supporting Mace through the challenges of Covid and working with the Mace Executive Board to develop and deliver our ambitious 2026 Business Strategy.
“He has made a significant contribution to our business and we wish him well in the future.
“While we begin our search for Richard’s permanent replacement, I would like to thank Andrew for stepping forward to lead Mace’s finance team. I and the Mace Executive Board are confident that Andrew is the right person to support the business over the coming months.”