MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 29: Simon Lethlean (L), broadcasting and scheduling of the AFL and Gillon McLachlan CEO of the AFL speak to the media during the 2016 AFL Season Fixture Launch at AFL House on October 29, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan has today announced several administrative restructures at League headquarters.

The most notable of which is the appointment of former general manager of game development, Simon Lethlean as the AFL Football Operations Manager, after the position was made vacant by Mark Evans who has becomes CEO of the Gold Coast Suns.

Lethlean is a former lawyer and has been a long time AFL Executive. He has most recently filled the role of AFL’s head of game development and oversaw the hugely successful implementation of the AFL Women’s Competition.

The 41-year-old never played the game at the highest level, but played 40 games for Hawthorn’s reserves in 1994 and 1995.

Meanwhile, Travis Auld has become Chief Financial Officer of the AFL and also remains in the position of general counsel and General Manager of community and state football.

Ray Gunston has taken on the responsibility for infrastructure and major projects and Human Resources boss Sarah Fair becomes becomes the third woman on the AFL Executive.