AFL Western District acting regional general manager Rod Ward has tendered his resignation and will leave football administration after more than 17 years.
Ward announced his decision to leave AFL Goldfields on Friday and will end his tenure as regional general manager in September.
The Darley-based administrator has held the same role on an interim basis with AFL Western District since the governing body's restructure in April.
Ward said he would leave the job content.
"There are things that I would like to have achieved and that are still unfinished, but having said that, I know that I've given the job my absolute best, so there are no regrets," he said.
Ward oversaw the Mininera and District league in his time at AFL Western District.
Mininera and District Football League president John Box said the league was informed of Ward's departure on Friday.
"I received an email of the news, and that's all we know so far," he said.
Ward announced a review into the future of the Mininera and District Football League earlier this year.
"As far as the reviews and other things which are in the pipeline goes, we haven't heard where all that sits now," Box said.
"I am sure will be informed in due course of what the next steps are."
Ward will move into a new executive role as general manager of the Ballarat Greyhound Racing Club in October.
It ends nearly two decades spent in football administration.
Ward's latest role with AFL Goldfields saw him overlook the Central Highlands, Riddell District, Ballarat and Maryborough Castlemaine District leagues.
AFL Western District chairman Gerard Lucas said Ward would be a big loss to the region.
"The commissioners and staff at AFL Western District are disappointed to lose a very experienced administrator," he said.
"We thank Rod for his wonderful contribution and support over his short stay with us."
Lucas said AFL Western District and AFL Victoria were advertising for an operations and commercial manager, to be based in Warrnambool.
The role will head football operations in the region.
While you're with us, you can now receive updates straight to your inbox twice weekly from the Wimmera Mail-Times. To make sure you're up-to-date with all the news from across the Wimmera, sign up below.