After just over a year on the job, Volkswagen's
compliance chief Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt is set to leave the automaker by the end of the month. In an announcement, Volkswagen confirmed the departure, saying the separation was due to a difference of opinions regarding the role and duties of the compliance chief. Automotive News Europe reports
that there were frequent clashes between Hohmann-Dennhardt and senior Volkswagen employees.
Hohmann-Dennhardt was brought in on last year to help manage the cleanup in the wake of the diesel
emissions scandal. She came over to Volkswagen from Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz
. Before that, she served as a judge in Germany's constitutional court. Volkswagen hasn't announced a replacement.