Wakeham’s departure will be seen as the first sign that Stephen Cooper, the restructuring expert appointed as interim chief executive last month, is asserting his authority over the troubled energy company.
Lord Wakeham, who was forced to step down from his position as chairman of the UK’s Press Complaints Commission, sat on Enron’s audit committee.
Other departing directors include Robert Jaedicke, a professor of accounting at Stanford University.
Wakeham, a chartered accountant, could also be the subject of an ICAEW investigation following complaints made by the TUC about his role in the Enron affair.
UK senior partner Phil Verity has been elected for a second term at Mazars
An audit partner has been appointed at Grant Thornton in its North West offices
KPMG has been appointed with “immediate” effect as the auditor of Dorcaster
The audit for Ibstock will be taken over by Deloitte following a competitive tender process