Ben Kensell aims to take Hibs to ‘that next level’ after leaving Norwich City and becoming the cinch Premiership club’s new chief executive.

Hibs chairman Ron Gordon has been hunting a new chief executive since the departure of Leeann Dempster. Kensell was last with Norwich City as chief operating officer, having worked his way up from the Carrow Road club’s commercial department. He has also spent time with Arsenal and Charlton.

Hibs' new chief executive.

Swapping Norwich City for Hibs
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Hailed as an ‘exciting and ambitious appointment’ by Hibs, Kensell said: “I spent seven happy and successful years at Norwich City, and it was not an easy decision to leave after securing promotion again with the club in a stable and settled place post-covid.

“However, I was ready for a new challenge and as soon as I was made aware of the opportunity at Hibernian I knew it was where I wanted be.  To lead this incredible club as CEO, with the phenomenal support and passionate fanbase it has, along with the ambitious plans that Ron shared with me, it was exciting from the moment we met.

“Hibernian is an historic club, with real tradition and tremendous potential for even greater success in the future.  It’s our job to ensure we take it to that next level. I am incredibly honoured to be given the opportunity and will work relentlessly to ensure we can be the best we can be.

“It’s also important to have a positive, open and collaborative relationship with the fans and I think that the future at Easter Road looks very bright. I can’t wait to hear the famous Sunshine on Leith sung by the supporters once we can get full capacities in attendance”

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