Brentford FC announced on Thursday, 5 August, the recruitment of two Independent Non-Executive Directors to sit on the Board of Directors.
The Club won promotion to the top flight in May by winning the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final and with the Premier League season, Brentford’s first in the top division of English football since 1947, just days away The Bees appointed Preeti Shetty and Deji Davies to their Board. The full story can be read here.
The move was warmly welcomed on social media.
This is a hugely significant step.@BrentfordFC showing their commitment to diversity and challenging structural exclusion in the game with truly brilliant board appointments.— Leon Mann MBE (@Leon_Mann) August 5, 2021
No slogans. No campaigns. Just meaningful action at the highest level. https://t.co/p2d9I8Z7by
Congratulations @BrentfordFC for showing the required leadership to follow dialogue with action! Embedding diversity in leadership is a necessity in our sport and vital for modern day business. Let’s see more leadership like this in our sport! When it’s IMPORTANT..it’s easy to do https://t.co/tWVTi44Yjy— Jason Roberts (@JasonRoberts30) August 5, 2021
Top appointment for @BrentfordFC. Great bloke. I would say he kept me out of the uni football team - but tbf there were about 100 others who also did, but if he takes his boots he could prob do a job up top as well as all the businessy stuff 👍❤️⚽️ https://t.co/yFhoZ4vAxq— Max Rushden 💙 (@maxrushden) August 5, 2021
Couple of great appointments - need to see more like this. 👇🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 https://t.co/UI6lVDRV7u— Sanjay Bhandari (@SanjayKickItOut) August 5, 2021