Following a a two-year reinvention of The Canadian Press and 14 years as the newswire’s president, Eric Morrison is stepping down. The news service said in a release Tuesday that Morrison is leaving his position effective immediately and that he will be replaced by an interim leadership team. “He was the driving force behind technological innovations in areas such as web, mobile and video, which transformed CP into a multimedia news agency, and he was passionate about delivering on the organization's core mission of providing trusted, round-the-clock, real-time news and information in English and French for all media platforms,” the CP board said in a statement, thanking Morrison for his leadership over 14 years. The board also acknowledged Morrison’s role in CP’s ownership change, which saw Square Victoria Communications Group, which operates La Presse, as well as Torstar Corporation and The Globe and Mail, invest in Canadian Press Enterprises Inc., the nonprofit that took over operations of the news agency. Editor-in-chief Scott White and chief financial officer Sandra Clarke will lead the interim leadership team, with assistance from Jim Campbell, the Globe’s associate publisher, and Neil Campbell, the Toronto Star’s director of business development.