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Heather Rabbatts CBE

Non-executive director of the Football Association

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Professional Field
6 December 1955
Place of Birth
Kingston, Jamaica
LSE; University of London

Heather Rabbatts trained as a barrister but made her name as the youngest local authority chief executive and went on to run the London boroughs of Lambeth, Merton and Hammersmith and Fulham. She was Executive Deputy Chair of Millwall F.C. for four years from 2006 and in 2012 she became the first female board member of the Football Association, serving on the Remuneration Committee.

She is a trustee of the Royal Opera House, and is on the boards of Crossrail and the UK Film Council. She has held a number of senior positions including governor of the LSE and the BBC, and trustee of the British Council.


Heather Rabbatts: "You want people to take risks."

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