It's publication follows recent corporate governance issues at the Association, which is under investigation from five external bodies, including the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement.
Among the key recommendations are:
- That the board should consist of 12 members, the President, the Vice-President, six members representative of the football community and four independent directors, of whom one would be the Chairperson of the board.
- In terms of gender balance, board membership should consist of a minimum of 33.3% of both genders to be mandatory within 24 months.
- The positions of Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer should not be part of the revised structures and should cease to exist.
- The Chief Executive Officer should not be a member of the Board
- Evaluating the performance of the CEO
- The establishment of an internal audit function
- Term limits for board members should be 8 years
- A further 21 positions on the FAI Council to take it to 79
- Grant or funding agreements above a defined threshold should be presented to the Board for review and approval
- The report's recommendations will now be considered at the FAI AGM, which will take place in Meath on July 27th.