Football League appoint Debbie Jevans as an independent director
The Football League has appointed Debbie Jevans, the former London 2012 Olympic executive, as a new board member.
Last Updated: 05/06/14 12:42pm
A former tennis professional, Jevans was London 2012's director of sport and is the chief executive of England Rugby 2015.
She said: "This is an exciting opportunity to join the board of the Football League, and make a contribution to the governance and direction of football - a sport I have followed, as a fan, for many years."
She joins chairman Greg Clarke and Richard Bowker as independent directors but she is not the league's first female board member - former Tranmere director Lorraine Rogers was on the board for many years.
Football League chief executive Shaun Harvey has also been appointed as a full member of the board.