Date of birth: 20 May 1947
Association president since: 2013
• Greg Dyke has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in journalism and broadcasting, most notably rising to become director general of the BBC having also been managing director of London Weekend Television and chairman of ITV Sport. He remains chairman of both the British Film Institute and Europe’s largest theatre group ATG.
• He has been Chancellor of the University of York since 2004 and retains strong links with his boyhood club Brentford FC. He was non-executive Chairman from 2006 until beginning his role with The Football Association in July 2013 while he was also a director of Manchester United FC in the late 1990s.
• Upon becoming independent chairman of The Football Association, Dyke’s first act was to visit The FA’s national football centre at St. George’s Park where he spoke of making “thoughtful changes which will benefit the England team”. Having played football all his life, he still turns out occasionally in six-a-side games on Thursday evenings.
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