The FA recently appointed both Heather Rabbatts CBE and Roger Devlin to the Board as Independent Non-Executive Directors and following their ratification earlier this month, FATV took the chance to speak with Rabbatts on her arrival at Wembley.
Having a broad wealth of experience in Government, financial, legal, media and of course football circles, Rabbatts admits she is pleased to be joining the organisation and looking forward to the challenges ahead as the first woman to be appointed to The FA Board.
"I'm absolutely be delighted to have been unanimously appointed by both the Board and the Council," she admitted.
"It's a big step for a governing body to make these sorts of changes, appointing both myself and Roger as two Independent Non-Executive Directors and those changes are always difficult to navigate, so it's a really significant moment in the history of The FA.
"I still have to pinch myself that I'm here and to be appointed to a body which has fantastic traditions and clearly is involved in the game that we all know and love, with thousands of volunteers playing week-in and week-out.
"To be part of that family, and it is the 'football family' is hugely important and I'll bring a slightly different lens as a woman, because I've had different experiences."
Watch the full interview now in the Media Gallery above in which Rabbatts discusses what her new role involves and what she hopes she can bring to The FA.
New FA Board member Heather Rabbatts speaks to FATV about her arrival.