Woman who suspects she is on the FIFA board due to quotas calls for more quotas

One of the most high profile women in global football says quotas are a necessary evil to increase the level of diversity in sport boardrooms.

FIFA executive committee member Moya Dodd believes she only gained her position at football’s world governing top table because of the introduction of a quota for female representatives.

“In an ideal world there would be no need for quotas because you’d have well-functioning, merit-based systems providing equal opportunities,” she said.

“But I think quotas are useful if you think that those systems are not working or not working quickly enough to ensure outcomes.”