MELBOURNE Victory are on the hunt for a new chief executive after Ian Robson announced his resignation on Tuesday morning.
Robson, who was the Essendon Football Club CEO before resigning at the height of AFL club’s supplements saga, will take the role of CEO at Rowing Australia.
The decorated administrator, who has also held the top job at Hawthorn and New Zealand Warriors, arrived at Victory in July 2013.
He will remain at the club until December 22.
Club director and former Victory chief Richard Wilson will step in on an interim basis until a new chief executive is found.
A formal recruitment process will take place, but Victory’s long-time chief operating officer Trent Jacobs would be considered a hot favourite to assume the role.
Victory chairman Anthony Di Pietro said Robson had been a huge asset in his four and a half years at the club, while Robson said he had “thoroughly enjoyed” his time there.
“And while it’s with some sadness that I move on, the time is right for me to explore another opportunity,” Robson said.
“I’ve derived enormous satisfaction from what the club has been able to achieve over the past four and a half seasons, both on and off the field. I’ve no doubt the club will continue to go from strength to strength.”
This article was originally published on Fox Sports by Matt Windley.