Fitzpatrick steps down as AFL chairman

Mike Fitzpatrick has resigned after a 10-year stint as AFL chairman and will be replaced by fellow commissioner Richard Goyder.

Goyder, who will retire as Wesfarmers chief executive later this year, will step into the AFL’s top job on April 4.

Fitzpatrick – a Rhodes scholar and three-time Carlton premiership ruckman – will front a media conference at AFL House art 1130 AEDT on Wednesday.

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