Accountant David Bernstein voted FA chairman

Accountant David Bernstein has been chosen as chairman at the Football Association (FA).

ICAEWqualified Bernstein, who received an unanimous vote, will work alongside FA general secretary Alex Horne, a fellow accountant.

Horne and Bernstein previously worked alongside each other at Wembley Stadium for more than six years, latterly with Horne as managing director and Bernstein as chairman.

Bernstein, who continues at Wembley Stadium, has sat on various boards including Blacks Leisure, Ted Baker, French Connection and Manchester City,

Bernstein said: “I am honoured to be asked to take on the role as chairman of The FA. It is a tremendous challenge but I look forward to working with the board, the staff at The FA and everyone in football from local playing fields to Wembley and the international stage.”

Horne said he had a huge amount of respect for Bernstein and was “delighted” at the announcement.



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