Irish woman Áine Power has been handed a major role in UEFA after being appointed to the UEFA Control Ethics and Disciplinary Body.
She is one of six people to be drafted on to the disciplinary board and will have a say in the punishments handed out to clubs who break UEFA's rules.
Originally from Co Kilkenny, Lausanne-based Power, who is the Deputy Legal Director of the FEI, the International Equestrian Federation, is a graduate of the FIFA Masters in Management Law and Humanities of Sports course.
Following changes adopted by the UEFA Congress in March which allows other bodies aside from UEFA National Associations to propose members, Power was nominated by the UEFA administration for a position on the Control Ethics and Disciplinary Body.
The new members were appointed to the various UEFA Disciplinary Bodies to allow for more diversity in the composition of those bodies.
Other new members include PFA deputy Chief Executive Bobby Barnes who was proposed by the English FA and Scotland’s Neil Doncaster, the SPFL Chief Executive, who was proposed by European Leagues.