Alys Carlton

New FAW chair Alys Carlton. Pic: FAW

FAW Appoint Female Chair And Two New Directors To Board

By David Williams

The Football Association of Wales have announced the appointment of three independent non-executive directors to the board, including a first female chair.

The appointments – including that of Alys Carlton as the new chair, replacing outgoing chair, Steve Dalton – were confirmed at a meeting of the FAW shareholders on Monday.

Sameer Rahman and Dr Carol Bell join as the other directors, all of whom bring a variety of experience to the board.

Noel Mooney, FAW CEO, said: “In Alys Carlton, we bring a strong legal and leadership lens to our board.

“Carol Bell will remain with the board for a new term, bringing huge financial management experience and sustainability experience, and chairing our finance, audit and risk committee.

“Meanwhile, Sameer Rahman has a great data insights and commercial background with experience across Welsh sport.

“This is another step forward for Welsh football as we look ahead to a very bright future.

“We are growing and evolving football across Cymru and these appointments ensure we continue our journey to becoming a world class sports organisation.

“Diversity of views, agility in our decision-making and a wide range of relevant skills are essential to delivering ‘Our Wales/Ein Cymru’ – our strategy for Welsh football.”

The FAW Board members include:

Independent Chair – Alys Carlton
Two Independent Directors – Dr Carol Bell & Sameer Rahman
FAW President – Stephen Williams
Three FAW Officers – Mark Adams, Mike Jones & Will Lloyd-Williams
Three elected Council Members – To be confirmed following FAW Council Elections*
FAW CEO – Noel Mooney

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