Andrew Backwell.

Nine’s director of programming and production Andrew Backwell has resigned after 14 years with the network.

“Andrew has been a valued member of Nine’s programming team and a key contributor to ratings growth over his 14 years with the business," Nine Network CEO Hugh Marks said in a statement.

"I am grateful for his unwavering commitment to Nine and his drive to innovate our business model. I wish him every success for his future endeavours."

Backwell said it had been an "absolute privilege" to run programming and production at the Nine Network.

“I’ve also had the opportunity to work with some incredible CEOs during this period including David Gyngell, Jeffrey Browne and Hugh Marks and I sincerely wish the company all the very best,” he said.

Backwell will finish at the Nine Network at the end of October. His responsibilities will be assumed jointly by Nine executives.

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