The SFA confirmed that Lawwell and Scottish professional football league chairman Ralph Topping would join the board after nominations by the Professional Game Board.
Stewart Regan, Scottish FA Chief Executive: "We are delighted to welcome Ralph back to the main Board, having already benefitted from Peter's wealth of experience in the past year. I am sure both will play key roles as we enter the next phase of our strategic plan, Scotland United: A 2020 Vision."
Neil Doncaster, SPFL Chief Executive: "Ralph Topping will be stepping down from the William Hill Board on 1st August. He will therefore have much more time to devote to the professional game. We are delighted that Peter Lawwell and Ralph Topping have been unanimously elected by the Professional Game Board to serve the professional game on the main board of the Scottish FA."