James Cannon, head of Savills' commercial auctions, has resigned.

Cannon is now on gardening leave.

Simon Parker will replace him as head of commercial auctions and Savills’ October auction will continue as planned.

Savills confirmed that Simon Parker is to take on the role of head of commercial auctions following the departure of James Cannon.

The team has this week released its sales catalogue for the auction. The sale will take place on Monday 13 October at the Cumberland hotel in London.