Gail Scott-Spicer joins the FA Women’s Football Board

Tuesday 13 Dec 2022

We're pleased to announce that Gail Scott-Spicer has been appointed to the FA Women’s Football Board [WFB] as an Independent Non-Executive Director.
 
Gail is a trustee of the Premier League Charitable Fund, where she also chairs the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and is the former chief executive of the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust. 

She's also led complex organisations that are dedicated to changing society and caring for those in need, including the Carers Trust, as well as her current role at King’s College Hospital Charity, which she led through the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
As a former director of communications for The Scout Association and a head of marketing and communications for the Audit Commission, she holds the Institute of Directors Diploma in Company Direction and an MA in Marketing Management.
 
Her experience extends into the charity sector, having formerly been a Trustee of CharityComms, the professional association for communication professionals in the Third Sector, and has also been a Deputy Chair of the Money Advice Trust. 

Gail is an Arsenal FC supporter and her daughter and son both play grassroots football. 
 
"There has been a huge increase in the interest in women’s and girls’ football over the last few years and it continues to go from strength to strength," said Gail. 

"I'm passionate about equality and equity for women and girls, and it’s been great to see how so many have been inspired to watch and play our national sport. I’m very interested in the objectives of the FA and the Women’s Football Board for greater diversity and growth of the talent pipeline, and I hope to bring my skills to this important area."
 
Chair of the Women’s Football Board, Sue Hough, added: "On behalf of the FA Women’s Football Board, I'm delighted to welcome Gail as our newest member. Gail brings great leadership and experience across governance, financial management, marketing and business development – as well as a huge passion for women’s football – which will add significant value to our group. 

"We look forward to welcoming Gail as we continue to drive and positively influence the ongoing development of the women’s game in England."
 
Following Gail Scott-Spicer’s appointment, The FA Women’s Football Board now comprises:
 
Sue Hough – FA Women’s Football Board Chair
Rupinder Bains – FA Board representative
Sue Campbell – FA Executive representative
Hannah Dingley – Inclusion Football Advisory Board representative
Sandi Dosanjh – Chair of Women’s National League Board
Danielle Every – Independent Non-Executive Director
Jason Lee – Professional Footballers’ Association representative
Elaine Oram – Chair of the Women’s Pyramid Project Group & Chair of the Ambassadorial Panel
Eartha Pond – Independent Non-Executive Director
Gail Scott-Spicer – Independent Non-Executive Director
John Taylor – Chair of the Women’s Talent Committee
Thura Win – Women’s Football Conference representative 

By FA Staff