Hibs secure Norwich high flyer as chief executive

New signing: Ben Kensell and Ronald Gordon (pic: Hibernian FC)

Hibernian Football Club have hired Ben Kensell from Norwich City as chief executive.

The Easter Road club described Mr Kensell as “one of the most highly regarded football club leaders in the UK.”.

He spent three years in the role of chief operating officer at the newly-promoted East Anglian club during which the team secured promotion back to the Premier League and the club grew turnover and commercial income significantly.

Norwich City’s successful self-financed approach is respected throughout the game and Mr Kensell played a major role in establishing the model during his seven-year stay.


He led commercial teams at Arsenal and Charlton before taking on his role at Norwich, was also involved in the delivery of sporting events, including Wimbledon, the British Grand Prix and Royal Ascot earlier in his career before embarking on his 16 years in elite football.

Joining Norwich initially as commercial director, he transformed the club’s commercial activities to record breaking levels. Since 2018, he has overseen club restructuring at Norwich, the creation and implementation of a strategic vision and plan, and has delivered a positive, values-driven club culture, including working with a sporting director within an executive committee.

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