GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 22: Damien Hardwick of Richmond and Nathan Buckley of Collingwood look on during a coaches media call prior to the AFL draft at Metricon Stadium on November 22, 2012 on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Mark Brayshaw has quit his role as AFL Coaches Association CEO, according to AFL journalist Tom Browne.

Formerly a member of North Melbourne’s board, Brayshaw has served as the full-time chief executive since 2015.

Browne reported the news on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon, stating that Brayshaw resigned to “pursue a private CEO role”.

“I’m told Mark Brayshaw has quit as CEO of the AFL coaches association, to pursue a private CEO role. He is highly regarded. I expect the coaches association will now look for a new boss,” Browne tweeted.

“Brayshaw is close with influential coaches like Clarkson and Longmire, and in recent times has been linked to advanced talks on vacant club CEO roles. The Coaches Association role is unique, because you are dealing with such big personalities – the coaches! He did a very good job.”

The 54-year old is the father of Angus, Andrew and Hamish Brayshaw and brother of James.