AMA Secretary-General Francis Sullivan to leave post

In an internal email sent to staff, seen by MO, Mr Sullivan said he had informed AMA president Dr Steve Hambleton that he had "accepted a position within the Catholic Church in relation to the issues and ramifications of the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse".

Mr Sullivan wrote in the email that when he had arrived at the AMA, ''things were... in 'flux' and 'rudderless'. I am confident that I leave it in a far more settled and well functioning state."

He wrote that he would know "shortly" when he would be