Business recovery expert Birch, who has served in high-profile roles at Chelsea, Leeds and most recently Everton, has consistently been linked with the job following Mark Palios’ resignation.
PKF corporate recovery head Philip Long recently told Accountancy Age that Birch would be ‘a very good option’ for the FA role.
Last week Richard Scudamore ruled himself out of contention for the post.
Harrison Beale & Owen will (HB&O) have a new chairman and managing director at the helm for 2017
Satvir Bungar promoted to managing director in the mergers and acquisitions team
Carolyn Brown appointed as the first head of client legal services practice RSM Legal
UK senior partner Phil Verity has been elected for a second term at Mazars