Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) has today announced the departure of Chief Executive Adam Vivian with immediate effect.

Having been promoted to the role of Chief Executive in 2014, after previously serving as General Manager, PFA President Matt McKay paid tribute to the work Vivian undertook during his time with the players’ association.

“Adam worked tirelessly to support the players and grow the game and on behalf of our members I thank him for his efforts,” said McKay.

“Adam was instrumental in many of the PFA’s significant achievements,  none more so than securing the historic ‘whole of the game’ collective bargaining agreement. This agreement ensures that the rights of the players are protected for the next four years and also secures many benefits for players, including an enhanced player development program, increased remuneration and improved workplace standards.”

Interim PFA Chairman Craig Foster echoed the comments of the PFA President.

“Adam has been unwavering in his commitment to the players and the game,” said Foster.

“He has steered the PFA through some challenging times and leaves the organisation in a much better position for it to cope with the demands of the future.

“On behalf of our members I wish him all the very best for the future.”