The Football Association board have unanimously approved the appointment of Heather Rabbatts and Roger Devlin as independent non-executive directors.

Rabbatts, 56, is a former deputy chair of Millwall and will become the first female to sit on the FA board. She has more than 20 years of executive and non-executive experience from the public and private sector and across a breadth of industries, including local government, media, financial services and football.

Devlin, 54, is an experienced non-executive director and has operated as a senior executive within the corporate sector, with expertise in sectors including banking, sport and media rights.

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