A temporary replacement boss for Tauranga economic development agency Priority One has been announced.

Andrew Coker left the role of Priority One chief executive on Friday to focus on his business 2+ NZ Limited. He will remain a member of Priority One.

The Priority One board expect to announce Mr Coker's replacement by the end of the month. In the meantime, Greg Simmonds will assume the role of interim chief executive.

The board thanked Mr Simmonds for his willingness to undertake the interim role, saying it felt confident that the organisation was in good hands.