Peter McCormick OBE, senior partner of Harrogate-based McCormicks Solicitors, has been appointed by Premier League clubs to represent the League on both The F.A. Board and The F.A. Council.
He becomes one of two Premier League representatives on the Board, the other being Manchester United director David Gill.
McCormick, who was acting chairman of the Premier League from March 2014 to June 2015, has worked with the League for over 20 years, including in one of his current roles as Chairman of the Legal Advisory Group.
A new Football Board has also been created at the Premier League and McCormick will chair that.
In addition to being appointed a Director of the F.A. and a member of the F.A. Council, he has also been appointed a member of the F.A.’s Professional Game Board, the Professional Game Forum, and the F.A. International Committee, members of which represent England in an ambassadorial capacity at matches away from Wembley.
“My experience as Acting Chairman means I have no problem taking on these additional roles while continuing to provide a first-class service to our clients at McCormicks,” he said.
McCormick is ranked as one of the leading Sports lawyers in the UK by the two principal guides to the legal profession, the UK Legal 500 and Chambers UK.