NORTH Melbourne champion Glenn Archer has stepped down from his role as football director on the club's board.

Named the 'Shinboner of the Century' for his contribution as a dual premiership player, Archer had held the role since 2015.

His departure due to increased business commitments will leave a hole of football experience on the board under chairman and former Roo Ben Buckley.

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"It's been a real privilege to have been able to serve our great club for the past three years as a director," Archer said.

"I've always said that I'll continue in the role, provided I can make a meaningful contribution to the club, however my outside business interests require more of my attention at this time.

"It's been an extremely fulfilling and challenging task and I leave knowing the club is in the hands of an incredibly dedicated and experienced board, led by Ben Buckley.

"The club is as strong as it has ever been financially with (chief executive) Carl Dilena at the helm, and is extremely well positioned on-field to achieve a sustained period of success under Brad Scott."

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During his reign, Archer has been a director of sports management firm Stride Sports and continued to build Kode Entertainment Group which he founded with former teammate Leigh Colbert.

"Any time you can have someone of Glenn's immense experience and knowledge at the table, you have to grab it with both hands and we were very fortunate to have him on the board for the past three years," Buckley said.

"Glenn will be incredibly hard to replace, but we fully understand his position and know that he will not be lost to us as he's a tremendous servant of the club and always will be."

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Archer played 311 games for the Roos between 1992 and 2007, winning the Norm Smith Medal in the 1996 flag before tasting success again in 1999.

The Roos are expected to field nominations for the vacant board position ahead of their Annual General Meeting in coming months with a date yet to be announced.