David Gill has been formally made a Vice-Chairman of The Football Association following a meeting of The FA Council.
The 55-year-old was put forward by the Professional Game Board to replace Sir Dave Richards in the role.
The recommendation was endorsed by The FA Board and then approved by the Council’s professional game representatives.
In accepting the Vice-Chairman position, Gill said: “I’m delighted to have been appointed Vice-Chairman of The Football Association.
"The health and success of The Football Association is vital to the future of the game in England and I hope to justify the Board’s faith in me by helping to shape discussions and actions to deliver that.”
Gill, who has served on The FA Board for six years, will join Roger Burden, who represents the National Game, as one of two FA Vice-Chairmen.
The Manchester United Chief Executive has also been put forward as The FA candidate for the UEFA Executive Committee when elections take place at the UEFA Congress in London next May.