Greg Dyke has been unanimously voted in as the new Independent Chairman of The Football Association.
Dyke’s appointment was approved today by The FA Council after The FA Board agreed his nomination on 21 March 2013.
The 65-year-old will take over as FA Chairman on Saturday 13 July, with David Bernstein leaving the post after two-and-a-half years.
Dyke said: “I'm flattered that The FA Council has unanimously supported my appointment as Chairman of The Football Association and I am looking forward to taking up the role in July.
"I will be outlining my priorities for the future of The FA in due course."
Dyke was recommended to The FA Board by the Nominations Committee led by FA Independent Non-executive Director Roger Devlin, with fellow FA Board members Roger Burden and Keith Lamb.
He brings to The FA a long and distinguished career in football and the media industry, including his current roles of Chairman of Brentford Football Club and Non-executive Director at German broadcaster Pro Sieben, both of which he’ll give up following his appointment with The FA.
Dyke has worked as Director General of the BBC and Managing Director of London Weekend Television. He is also currently Chairman of both the British Film Institute and Europe’s largest theatre group ATG. He has been Chancellor of the University of York since 2004.
From a footballing perspective, Dyke was a Director of Manchester United in the late nineties and took the role of Non-executive Chairman at Brentford in 2006, the team he supported as a boy.
FA General Secretary Alex Horne said: “Greg joins at an exciting time for The FA as we celebrate The FA's 150th anniversary and for English football with St. George's Park open, new plans for the development of young players and coaches and a vibrant women's game, to name but a few."
"I have been in my post for three years now and together with David Bernstein, we have worked hard across a number of fronts to make The FA a more confident organisation.
"Greg brings a wealth of experience from an illustrious career and my team and I are really looking forward to working with him to continue our progress."