In her 157 years of existence, Debbie Hewitt was the first woman to be elected head of the English Football Association (FA).
The seven-person selection committee chaired by acting director Kate Tinsley unanimously approved, without voting against He chooses The businesswoman is led by the first national association in the history of the sport.
Debbie Hewitt has been a leader in various industries in various business organizations (Visa Europe, The Restaurant Group plc, BGL Group and White Stuff) for more than 15 years.
“Completely agree (Debbie Hewitt) sees his unique leadership and management experience in many business areas. He has repeatedly demonstrated that he has the leadership skills and character required for this job,” the FA said in a statement .
Hewitt therefore became the first Women’s Football Association president since the organization was founded 157 years ago. She will take over the league from the current interim president Peter McCormick in January 2022.After making a series of racist comments in November, a presidential election had to be held Forced to resign Greg Clark, former president.