I am mystified and shocked by the FA’s vituperative statement regarding my removal from its Inclusion Advisory Board, which seems to impugn my personal integrity. As an experienced non-executive director, I have always sought to work in an open and collaborative way with my colleagues both within the FA and beyond. To say otherwise is distressing, defamatory, and wrong.
It is deeply disappointing that the FA, when faced with critical and challenging insights, have chosen to close ranks, exclude, and attack. At a time when the very best of British business is holding a mirror up to itself to ensure the very best talent is reflected at every level of their organisations, the FA remains insular and aloof. Their defensiveness and hostility speaks volumes.