The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) could soon have term limits for presidents as well as a set number of women on its board in accordance with recommendations from football's world governing body FIFA. This follows a two day meeting with FIFA’s Senior Governance Manager Sarah Solemale and members of the JFF board led by president Michael Ricketts.
The role and composition of the board of directors was among the major issues discussed in the meeting which took place on March 9 and 10. Among the reccomendations from FIFA was that there must be representation from legal, financial and commercial sectors on the board.
It also recommended that board members cannot be delegates at Congress as this represents a major conflict of interest and also that there be a special focus on the competencies and efficiencies at the board level. FIFA is also being insistent on gender equality on the board and that it should be clearly stated in the revised statutes.
Term limits for the president and members of the board are also to be decided. FIFA outlined a timetable which will include sending revised statutes to the JFF for review by the end of April.
The JFF is responsible for the ongoing discussions at the local level to ensure inclusiveness through the process and facilitating timely responses to FIFA ahead of the Congress to be held before the end of 2020 to ratify the new statutes.