“We’re happy with how we’re going. I won’t be able to say too much about that process,” he said last week.
“We’ve always said that we would be looking to make an announcement in the next month or two.”
Who is Debbie Hewitt?
Hewitt is a businesswoman and is currently Visa Europe’s non-executive chair.
She was awarded an MBE in the 2011 New Year Honours List for services to business and the public sector.
If successful she will become the first chairwoman in the organisation’s 158-year history.
Who is making the decision?
The seven-person panel which was charged with finding Clarke’s successor is led by FA non-executive director Kate Tinsley and also includes Derby coach Liam Rosenior.
Who else is in contention?
The chair of the FA’s inclusion advisory board Paul Elliott was linked with the post, although Bullingham said in November it could be a “tough ask” to find someone from a playing background with the necessary skill set.
Sport England board member Chris Grant confirmed in January he had applied for the position.
What comes next?
Whoever takes on the role will have a key part to play in any bid to host the 2030 World Cup.
The formal bidding process opens next year, with the hosting rights due to be awarded in 2024.
The new chair will not take on Clarke’s place as Fifa’s British vice-president, however.
Irish Football Association president David Martin, Football Association of Wales president Kieran O’Connor and Scottish Football Association vice-president Michael Mulraney are contesting that role.