New Essendon boss Andrew Thorburn quits one day after appointment

Essendon’s new CEO Andrew Thorburn has resigned, The Age has confirmed.

Thorburn’s appointment at the end of a tumultuous season for the club has generated unwanted headlines, primarily because he is also chairman of the City on a Hill church movement.

The new Essendon boss came under significant criticism due to his role with the controversial church.

Thorburn, also a former NAB chief executive, had admitted the church has views which are offensive and upsetting to some, but insisted his business record shows he is welcoming and endorses diversity.

But the situation was criticised by Victorian premier Daniel Andrews and the Bombers’ LGBTQI supporter group.


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