Plans to diversify the board of the English Football Association have come to nothing. Greg Clarke, president of the FA, says the options on the table have been blocked.
One of the options on the table was to give Paul Elliott, chairman of the advisory council for inclusivity, a more important role. Two current directors also wanted to make their position available to ensure more diversity, but most of the current management did not like that. They believe that the changes introduced in 2017 are currently sufficient.
“I had hoped that the FA, as the main governing body, could have investigated whether its own board was properly constituted in terms of diversity. This process is ongoing throughout the football world, but will not now be happening with regard to the FA board. As chairman, I am disappointed. I feel obliged to share this information. I think it would be better to do so now than to surprise everyone when Elliott and his workgroup makes recommendations in October. ”