Two AFL execs resign days after affair claims

Jul 14, 2017

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AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan announced the resignations of senior executives Simon Lethlean and Richard Simkiss on Friday afternoon.

He said the two executives “had inappropriate relationships with two younger women who work in the AFL industry”.

“Last night I accepted the resignation of Simon Lethlean and Richard Simkiss... they were quite separate matters but caused distress and concern to a number of people," he said.

“I expect that my executives are role models and set a high standard for the rest of the organisation.”

McLachlan said he hoped those involved would be left alone to deal with their personal issues in private.

His announcement follows Herald Sun reports that two AFL managers had been accused of having affairs with young female employees.

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