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LFA looking to shape a diverse future

APPOINTMENT: Aiyela

THE LONDON Football Association (LFA), the largest of the County Football Associations, is leading the way in corporate governance by stepping up to the challenge of making the sport more inclusive and representative of Londoners.

To change perceptions and social barriers to participation, a third of its newly appointed board members are from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

Following a significant overhaul of its Board, London’s governing body of the game has announced the latest appointments of ten new non-executive board members who will have a greater say in shaping a more diverse and sustainable future for football in the capital.

The new board members, which include Vivienne Aiyela, chair of the anti-discrimination disciplinary panel for the FA and Paul Mortimer of Kick It Out, will play an integral part in the future success of the LFA as it becomes a more diverse body with greater representation of the communities it serves.

Lisa Pearce, CEO of the LFA and the first female to hold this position, said: “I was extremely impressed by the calibre of applicants and we have strengthened our board with a group of talented and highly qualified BAME individuals.

“Our new board members’ wealth of diverse management skills, experience and backgrounds puts us in a very strong position and we’re looking forward to entering an exciting and progressive era for the LFA.”

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