The former Tesco director has sacked over half of Morrisons senior management team since taking over in March as he tries to turn around the troubled chain.
Meijer is understood to be leaving with immediate effect after the Dutchman refused to base himself permanently in the UK.
Meijer was poached in 2013 from Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn and had been commuting between Morrisons’ Bradford headquarters and his family home.
“We both believe now is the right time for this crucial role to be taken by an executive who will dedicate all their efforts to living and working here in Britain” Potts said. Morrisons veteran Andrew Pleasance will replace him on an interim basis.