David Gallop is one of three executives reported to be in the crosshairs of the Football Federation Australia board as the fallout from the Alen Stajcic debacle gathers momentum.
The chief executive has been the face of the sacking of the Matildas coach since the decision was made last month, sparking a PR disaster for the sport.
According to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald, the meeting on Monday night revealed the board's fury over the way the sacking has played out in public, and they also questioned why key executives were blindsided by the "toxic culture" that sparked the dismissal.
The roles of Emma Highwood, the FFA's head of women's football, and Luke Casserley, FFA's head of the national teams, are now also facing questions over their role.
"Every one of our staff will have a performance review because this has trashed our brand," a board source told the SMH.
Much of the five hour board meeting was reportedly spent focused on a strategy to bring the debacle to a swift conclusion...and prevent any repeat.
The board – chaired by newly-elected Chris Nikou – were said to be standing by their decision to sack Stajcic but angry that they had to act so quickly and with very little warning.
They are reported to want to know why the alleged "toxic team culture" that led to Stajcic dismissal was not known about earlier.
The board is now questioning what executives knew, what actions were taken and why the issues discovered by the PFA and One Watch surveys had been allowed to fester.
They also reportedly to want to know the background to the surveys and how they came to be used as evidence against Stajcic.
The report also flags a possible change in CEO following the split of the A-League from the FFA at the end of next month, which would make the current role substantially different from the job currently done by Gallop.