A statue of FA Council member Professor Dame Robina Shah is unveiled in Manchester

Professor Dame Robina Shah has been an FA Council member since 2021

Monday 06 Mar 2023
Professor Dame Robina Shah pictured with her statue

A public statue to honour the remarkable achievements of Professor Dame Robina Shah has been unveiled.

As well as being a member of the FA Council, Robina is a Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust, Non-Executive Director and Professor of Psychosocial Medicine and Director for the Doubleday Centre for Patient experience at the University of Manchester Medical School.

Robina has been a member of the FA Disability Football Committee since 2016, an independent member of the FA Women’s Football Board 2017-2021, she stepped down when she was appointed to our Council in July 2021. She is currently one of the working group who are helping to shape the future of Council.
The ceremony to reveal the statue took place at Manchester Central Library with the attendance of the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham.

Debbie Hewitt, Chair of The FA, said: "Professor Dame Robina Shah Deputy Lieutenant has been associated with a long record of outstanding public service, including her role on The FA Council.  Robina was one of 25 women to have a statue created to acknowledge that contribution. It is a real tribute to her efforts, and we are incredibly proud of her association with The FA and grateful for her contribution to our journey. We are delighted that she has been recognised as a role model for what can be achieved in public service."

The statue will become part of the permanent collection at Manchester Town Hall once the exhibition is finished.

By Communications department