Paul Faulkner to join Football Association board

Friday 04 Apr 2014
Aston Villa chief executive Paul Faulkner

The FA has received confirmation from the Premier League to a change of its representation on The FA Board.

In light of Anthony Fry’s continued illness the Premier League shareholders today took the decision to appoint Aston Villa’s chief executive, Paul Faulkner, as a Premier League representative on The FA Board.

“'It's a great honour and privilege to stand in for Anthony on the FA board'”

Paul Faulkner 


As and when Anthony Fry is able to resume his duties as Premier League chairman, Paul Faulkner will step down. 

The FA Board is constituted of The FA Chairman (Greg Dyke) and general secretary (Alex Horne), four national Game representatives (Barry Bright, Roger Burden, Michael Game and Mervyn Leggett), four professional game representatives (David Gill, Keith Lamb, John Nixon and Paul Faulkner) and two independent non-executive directors (Heather Rabbatts and Roger Devlin).

Faulkner said: "My immediate thoughts are with Anthony Fry and his family and, along with everybody at the Premier League and all of the clubs, we wish him a full and speedy recovery.

"It's a great honour and privilege to stand in for Anthony on the FA board and to have the trust and confidence of Richard Scudamore at the Premier League, David Gill and the 19 other Premier League clubs.

"I'm very conscious also that I'm representing Aston Villa and the values and ideals we hold as a club and I will remain conscious of this in carrying out my duties."

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By FA Staff