He will be replaced by former Greene King executive, Andy Spencer.
Pavli has spent 14 years with Punch, starting as a business relationship manager and working his way up to his current role, which he took up in April 2017.
Instrumental in the transition of 1,900 pubs to Star Pubs & Bars following the joint acquisition of the then-listed company by Heineken and Vine Acquisitions, Pavli stayed on with the now c1,300-strong business under the ownership of Vine.
He is leaving to pursue new opportunities.
Spencer was most recently group operations director at Brewhouse & Kitchen and before that spent 13 years in various roles at Greene King, including heading up its Metropolitan Pub Co arm.
Clive Chesser, chief executive of Punch, said: ”Everyone at Punch recognises and thanks Pavli for his hugely valuable contribution over many years with the business, and I am particularly grateful for his support since I joined Punch last year. We wish him every success in the future.
”We look forward to welcoming Spencer to the team.”