Bobby Madley no longer works for the body that oversees referee appointments in English football.
The Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) on Thursday announced the 32-year-old referee had left his job.
Madley, who was one of the 18 full-time professional referees, has officiated 91 matches in the Premier League since 2013 but was not involved during the first weekend of this season.
A PGMOL statement said: “Bobby Madley is no longer employed by PGMOL.
“We understand that he has decided to relocate due to a change in his personal circumstances.”
Madley refereed the 2017 Community Shield at Wembley before overseeing 18 Premier League matches last season.