Former NAB chief govt Andrew Thorburn didn’t declare to Essendon that the church he presided had controversial views that may be a priority for the Bombers earlier than being employed as chief govt.
And Essendon and his advisors Ernst & Younger did not ask Thorburn concerning the metropolis’s non secular views on the Hill Church, which he presides—together with sermons that in contrast abortion charges to the Holocaust and people of same-sex individuals. To stay celibate – his interval as a candidate for the chief govt function, which the membership admits privately, was an oversight given the membership’s values.
Sources acquainted with the standing of Thorburn’s resignation confirmed that Thorburn, who was dropped at tears on Tuesday throughout talks about his future with the membership, had thought of stepping down as Metropolis chairman on Hill – However Essendon determined to resign as CEO, solely at some point after the membership board gave him a selection between these roles.
Thorburn’s church views on social points and inclusion weren’t points for the membership, however holding a church management place was thought of unstable if he have been CEO of Essendon. The membership’s place was favored by the AFL hierarchy.