Football Federation Australia (FFA) has expanded its Women’s Committee with the appointment of two new independent members: Facebook’s director of policy in Australia and New Zealand, Mia Garlick, and distinguished administrator and pioneer of women’s football, Heather Reid AM.
The Women’s Committee is a sub-committee of the FFA Board with a mandate to oversee the development and implementation of policies to advance women’s football in Australia.
The committee is chaired by FFA director Moya Dodd with fellow directors Cheryl Bart AM and Chris Nikou as members. FFA management is represented by FFA CEO David Gallop, Head of Community, Football Development and Women’s Football, Emma Highwood and Head of Legal, Business Affairs and Integrity, Jo Setright who is also Company Secretary.
FFA Chairman Steven Lowy AM said the appointment of independent members to sub-committees delivered on the Board’s strategy of embracing the broader football community.
“FFA’s job is to provide leadership that will enable all parts of football to grow and prosper, not just some parts of the game,” he said.
“The participation of women at all levels – community football, professional football and our national teams – is critical to the future of the game.
“We already have outstanding women at the FFA in the board and management team and I am delighted that Mia and Heather have agreed to add their knowledge and experience to the overall effort.”