The CEO of Victoria’s North Central Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has resigned.

Chief executive Damian Wells announced his departure this week and thanked the board and staff.

Mr Wells is taking up a position with EPA Victoria.

He took on the chief executive role amid widespread drought in 2008, but subsequently oversaw 11 flood studies in the wake of massive downpours in 2010 and 2011.

CMA says a new chief executive will be appointed in the coming months.

Chairman David Clark says Mr Wells was a driving force on many significant projects, including the environmental watering of the Gunbower Forest for the Living Murray program.