Strauss, along with Geoffrey Boycott, was given knighthood in former Prime Minister Theresa May's resignation honours list for their service to sport on Tuesday.
Boycott, who was fined 5,000 pounds and handed a three-month suspended jail sentence for the incident at a French hotel in 1996, was knighted in May's resignation honours list.
Boycott was one of May's sporting heroes and the former British Prime Minister spoke of her admiration for his bloody-minded style of play on several occasions.
The Ruth Strauss Foundation was set up by former England skipper Andrew Strauss in the memory of his wife, who passed away in 2018 due to a rare form of lung cancer.
The ECB said Smith, who succeeds James Whitaker, would be part of a 'new approach to scouting, assessing and selecting players for the senior men's Test, T20 and one-day sides'.
Joe Root's squad left England without vice-captain Stokes who remains at home awaiting the outcome of a police probe into his involvement in a brawl outside a Bristol nightclub on September 25.