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New "FA" boss for Brighton & Hove Albion

Brighton have appointed Ex FA Commercial Director Paul Barber as the new chief executive officer of the club. Barber will start the job on the 18th June.

Albion chairman Tony Bloom commenting on the appointment:

"The board's aim was to bring in a top-class chief executive, and Paul fits that criteria. He has a great deal of high-level experience across a number of sectors, but most importantly has a great CV in terms of football.

"Having worked for the FA, Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League and Vancouver Whitecaps in the MLS, he has excellent 
knowledge and experience of the commercial, marketing and communications side of the game, here in the UK and overseas.

"Paul also has an extensive network of contacts across the football industry, which will be of great benefit to the club as 
we strive to progress."

Barber said: "I am delighted to be joining such an ambitious and well-run club, with such a dedicated owner and board of 

"The club has made great progress on and off the pitch, and I am looking forward to expanding on what has already been 
achieved by the club and its staff in moving from Withdean to the excellent Amex Stadium."

Barber was a member of the England national team's official party to the FIFA World Cup in Japan and Korea in 2002 and to the 
European Championships in 2000 and 2004 and is an FA-qualified coach.


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