The Youth Sport Trust today congratulates Baroness Sue Campbell after she was named by the The FA as its new Head of Women's Football.
Baroness Campbell, who will retain her role as Chair of the Youth Sport Trust, will take forward The FA's drive to increase girls and women's grassroots football participation and generate further success among England's elite women's teams.
The FA's Director of Participation and Development, Kelly Simmons said: "I'm delighted that Baroness Campbell is joining us and am really looking forward to working with her laying the foundations for growth across the women's game.
"Sue is widely regarded as one of the most influential people in British sport. This appointment is a massive statement about the FA's ambitions for the women's game and where the game is at."
Baroness Campbell said: "I am really excited about the opportunity to help shape the future vision and strategy for girls and women's football. Great strides have already been made both in terms of grassroots participation and at the elite level. The growth of The FA Women's Super League and success of the England Lionesses are testimony to that. I am really looking forward to building on the work already done."
Ali Oliver, Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust, said: "Sue is an exceptional and transformational leader and any organisation would be lucky to secure her insight, experience and expertise. Throughout her career Sue has made a significant contribution at the highest levels of sport and I am sure she will build on the existing momentum, pioneering an exciting new era for women's football at the FA. I am delighted she will continue to Chair the Youth Sport Trust but wish her every success in this new role."