WEMBLEY STADIUM APPOINTS NEW BOARD MEMBERS

Wembley Stadium has confirmed the appointment of two new non-executive directors as the venue looks forward to the fifth anniversary of its official re-opening this May.

The appointment of Gwyn Burr and Coline McConville was approved by parent company The Football Association and brings the board total to nine, underlining the significant progress being made by the stadium as a world-renowned organisation.

Wembley Stadium

The UEFA Champions League Final is due to return in May 2013, as The FA marks its 150th anniversary, after successfully staging the event in 2011. It will be the first time UEFA has re-awarded the prestigious match to the same venue in such a short space of time.

As well as football, the stadium continues to attract global music and sporting events, with the NFL agreeing a new exclusive five-year commitment until 2016.

Melvin Benn, Wembley Stadium chairman, said: "I welcome with huge enthusiasm Coline and Gwyn to the Wembley Board for the benefits they can bring in terms of knowledge and experience. They were standout candidates in the recruitment process and I look forward to working with them to create even more memories within the best stadium in the world."

Posted on 07/04/2012