Brighton have announced chief executive Paul Barber has been made deputy chairman of the club. The Seagulls’ directors made the decision on Monday and the chief executive will take on a combined role with immediate effect. Barber has been at the club since 2012 and is a member of the FA Council and one of their international ambassadors.
According to chairman Tony Bloom, he has recently tuned down opportunities to work elsewhere to stay at Brighton.
Bloom told the Argus: “During his six-and-a-half years as the club’s chief executive, Barber has overseen a sustained period of growth for the Albion, on and off the pitch. “In recognition of the way the club is growing and developing, the board has decided that in addition to his current responsibilities as our chief executive, Paul will become deputy chairman of the club. “It is a promotion that is well deserved. “Paul has declined recent opportunities to pursue roles at bigger clubs, preferring instead to invest his energies and considerable football experience to help establish our club in the Premier League. “The club’s board and I am delighted he has chosen this option.”