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FA Board – Proposed Reforms – Final vote 18 May 2017

FA Board – Proposed Reforms – Final vote 18 May 2017
WAR has been following the progress of the proposed FA Board reforms, most of which need to be implemented by 31 Oct 2017, or the FA will lose public funding.
The proposal was passed unanimously by the FA Council (presumably including Katrien Meire) on 3 April.
It now goes to a vote by the shareholders at the AGM on 18 May, when a 75% majority is needed.

The key reforms proposed
• A reduction in the size of the board from 12 members to 10, with three members each from the amateur and professional game, two independents and the FA's chairman and chief executive
• Three of those board positions will be held by women from 2018
• Eleven new members will be added to the FA council to boost representation for ethnic minorities, the disabled community, fans groups and women's football
• All council members must be active in the organisations they are elected or nominated to represent, ending the appointment of any new life or senior vice-presidents, with existing life or senior vice-presidents losing their voting rights
• A maximum of three three-year terms for any member of the board or council.

The 2nd bullet point is of particular relevance to Charlton fans, and although the deadline for its implementation is not until next year, there is nothing to prevent the FA appointing 3 women from the start of the new board, rather than having 2 board reorganisations within 12 months.

Nothing wrong with that, provided appointments are made on grounds of competence, not purely gender. WAR supports equal opportunity. However, there appears to be no requirement to ensure competence as a basic qualification for office. Since the close season could be a favourable time for the FA to do something which may be controversial, please keep your eyes peeled!

There are further details on http://forum.charltonlife.com/discussion/77247/katrien-meire-and-the-question-of-fa-tokenism/p1 including a link http://drinkingduringthegame.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/updated-tale-of-woe-under-meires.html to a blog listing a large number of KM’s failings. If something happens about which you wish to express your views to the FA, they can be contacted via info@thefa.com . The FA and the press are more likely to take notice if they suddenly receive many emails from individual Charlton fans, in addition to ones from protest groups such as WAR.

Comments

  • I wonder if this might be a reason for Roland delaying selling?
    Giving his "niece" the best possible platform for a seat on the FA Board?
    After all, on paper her CV shows her having 3.5 years' experience as a board member of a league football club, and I wonder how many of the current 8 women on the many FA boards & committees can point to that.
    Worrying prospect.
  • Didn't KM rule herself out of an FA 'main' post on her Radio 4 interview?
  • Didn't KM rule herself out of an FA 'main' post on her Radio 4 interview?

    So she'll be working there by August then!
  • She told radio 4 she was a relative newcomer & felt she had not got enough experience of the FA "yet".
    Even if her nose didn't grow as she said it, I'd be amazed if a few more months on the committee haven't miraculously removed that impediment!
  • Do we know how Charlton voted for the JPT yesterday?
  • Peter Principle of management. Employees only stop being promoted once they can no longer perform effectively, and "managers rise to the level of their incompetence".

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/db/Peters_principle.svg


  • FA shareholders’ vote on the proposed reforms today – Women’s Hour on Radio4 (on air now) going to discuss proposed increase in women on FA Board this morning. I wonder who they will be interviewing???

    If you see the outcome of vote, please post here with link. Thanks.
  • N01R4M said:

    FA shareholders’ vote on the proposed reforms today – Women’s Hour on Radio4 (on air now) going to discuss proposed increase in women on FA Board this morning. I wonder who they will be interviewing???

    If you see the outcome of vote, please post here with link. Thanks.

    Baroness Sue Campbell, Head of Women's Football at the FA and BBC Sports journalist Katie Gornall.
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  • Peter Principle of management. Employees only stop being promoted once they can no longer perform effectively, and "managers rise to the level of their incompetence".

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/db/Peters_principle.svg


    Try telling that to Tony Keohane, the man has smashed through the glass ceiling of incompetence, and is skyscraper stories above his station.
    For a start his cheese sandwiches were vile.
  • Heather Rabbatts steps down from FA board.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40271702
  • Oh oh...so another vacancy for a woman.
  • edited June 15

    Oh oh...so another vacancy for a woman.

    Think you should apply, Weegie.....

    You know a damned sight more about football than one CEO I know.
  • Why don't WAR start to draw up a list of potential candidates that they feel would be good for football and send it to the FA?
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