MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 15: AFL Chairman Mike Fitzpatrick speaks to the media to announce the 2012 Brownlow Medal will be awarded to Trent Cotchin of the Tigers and Sam Mitchell of the Eagles during a press conference at AFL House on November 15, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Mike Fitzpatrick has announced his retirement from the AFL Commission, bringing to end his 10 year span as the league’s chairman.

Fitzpatrick served 14 years on the Commission, he also played 150 games for the Carlton, winning three premierships.

Richard Goyder, the current CEO of Wesfarmers, will take over the role from April 4.

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“Mike has cemented his place in the history of our game as a premiership captain, Carlton legend, and outstanding administrator,” Goyder said.

“On behalf of the Commission, I wish Mike and Helen all the best for the next phase of their lives, and know that while he has retired from the Commission, he will never be far from the game.

“I take over as Chairman with the competition in a very strong position, and I look forward to delivering for our fans, clubs, players and the community to grow and protect the game that so many Australian’s love.”