CELTIC chief executive Peter Lawwell has been elected onto the Executive Board of the European Club Association. 

The 58-year-old was appointed into the role ahead of the 2017-19 ECA membership cycle, with Juventus president Andrea Agnelli being named as the new chairman in the place of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

Lawwell, Barcelona's Josep Maria Bartomeu, Manchester United's Ed Woodward and Nasser Al-Khelaifi of Paris Saint-Germain will be the ECA's representatives on UEFA's Professional Football Strategy Council.

The Celtic supremo was previously elected to the ECA board in 2014 following the resignation of Dinamo Zagreb's Zoran Mamic and has been actively involved in the association for many years.

The ECA replaced the G-14 Group and European Club Forum in 2008 to become the sole independent body that directly represents football clubs at European level, attempting to safeguard and promote their interests on football matters.

ECA Executive Board 2017-19

Chairman: Andrea Agnelli | Juventus (ITA)

1st Vice-Chairman: Pedro López Jiménez | Real Madrid CF (ESP)

2nd Vice-Chairman: Edwin van der Sar | AFC Ajax (NED)

3rd Vice-Chairman: Dariusz Mioduski | Legia Warszawa SA (POL)

4th Vice-Chairman: Aki Riihilahti | HJK Helsinki (FIN)

Member: Ed Woodward | Manchester United FC (ENG)

Member: Ivan Gazidis | Arsenal FC (ENG)

Member: Josep Maria Bartomeu | FC Barcelona (ESP)

Member: Nasser Al-Khelaifi | Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA)

Member: Jean-Michel Aulas | Olympique Lyonnais (FRA)

Member: Michael Gerlinger | FC Bayern München (GER)

Member: Michael Verschueren | RSC Anderlecht (BEL)                           

Member: Domingos Oliveira | SL Benfica (POR)

Member: Anders Hørsholt | FC København (DEN)

Member: Peter Lawwell | Celtic FC (SCO)     

Speaking following his appointment, new ECA Chairman Agnelli said: “My predecessor, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, has set a great example and has set the bar of achievements at a very high level.

"I am looking forward, together with the Executive Board and the Administration, to build on his significant results as we manage ECA in the coming years.

"It is a huge honour and a great responsibility the European clubs have entrusted me with. I am looking forward to working closely with all stakeholders within the game in order to protect, promote and develop club football at all levels across Europe.”