Nikou reclaims FFA top job as two new members voted onto board

Robyn Fitzroy and Carla Wilshire have been elected to the Football Federation Australia board while Chairman Chris Nikou has reclaimed his position after a vote at the governing body's annual general meeting on Thursday.

Fitzroy (99 votes) and Wilshire (63) beat fellow nominees Shane Healy (36) and John Marinpoulos (nil) to fill the vancancies after the resignations of Crispin Murray and Kelly Bayer Rosmarin last month.

Fitzroy is a board governance specialist while Wilshire is the chief executive of Migration Council Australia.

Nikou will continue on as FFA Board Chairman after being unopposed.

"A very pleasing day for FFA. We've just had a quick board meeting where I've been re-elected as Chairman," Nikou said."

"We've got a lot of work to do, but there's plenty of great energy. We move forward. 2020 will be an important year again as we evolve the sport."

Nikou also confirmed that director Heather Reid has officially returned to the board after being on medical leave since February.

Reid was forced to publicly apologise to former Matildas coach Alen Stajcic after comments made following his controversial sacking earlier this year.

However Reid will not return as vice-chair.

"The position technically under the constitution lapses at the AGM," Nikou said.

"And we've agreed that the issue of the deputy chair will be re-visited down the track once we've got a full complement of directors."

Fitzroy (99 votes) and Wilshire (63) beat fellow nominees Shane Healy (36) and John Marinpoulos (nil), while the Referees Association denied a spot in congress.

FFA also reported that their net surplus for the 2018-19 financial year was $433,000, an improvement on the $126,000 loss the previous year.

Nikou said FFA were also hoping to unveil a new chief executive to replace David Gallop towards the end of the month.

"We're at the pointy end of the decision-making process and I would anticipate that we'd be able to make an announcement shortly," he said.

Source AAP