BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 13: Coach Justin Leppitsch of the Lions is seen at the 3rd quarter time break during the round 21 AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the Carlton Blues at The Gabba on August 13, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Brisbane Talent Acquisition Manager Peter Schwab has stepped down from his role with the Lions, to take up a position with the AFL.

Schwab, a former coach and player with the Hawks, has been with the Lions for three years.

“I want to pass on my appreciation to everyone I have had the pleasure of working with in my past three years at the Brisbane Lions,” Schwab said.

“I have been grateful for the opportunities and support I have received on a professional and personal level.

“The responsibility to help build the current Brisbane Lions List has been both challenging and exciting and I will watch with great interest the development of the team and Club in the coming years, and look forward to the seeing the Lions once again being a successful team in the AFL.”

The Lions have begun the process to find a replacement for Schwab.