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16 July 2012

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Board of Directors

Tony Bloom


Tony Bloom became the chairman of Brighton & Hove Albion in May 2009, when he succeeded Dick Knight-who became the club's president.

Tony was born in Brighton in 1970 into a family of ardent Seagulls fans. He quickly developed a love for the club from an early age, attending matches at the Goldstone Ground with his grandfather Harry, father Ronnie and brother Darren.

The family have played an important role in the club since the 1970s. Tony's grandfather Harry was vice-chairman to Mike Bamber during the club's historic rise from the old Third Division to the First Division of the EFL. While his uncle Ray, has also been a club director since the 1980s.

Tony, who obtained a degree in mathematics from the University of Manchester, first became a major investor and shareholder in the club in 2000. He has been the club's benefactor ever since, personally financing the construction of the American Express Community Stadium, which opened in 2011, and the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre, which opened in 2014.

During his time as chairman, Albion have risen from a club which had just avoided relegation to League Two playing at Withdean Stadium, to an established Championship Club, with a state-of-the-art stadium and training complex, and ambitions to play at the very top level of English football.

Tony’s personal investment in Brighton & Hove Albion and across the city is considerable. In recognition of his contributions, he was voted Brightonian of the year in 2009.

Paul Barber

Chief Executive   

Paul Barber joined the board of Brighton & Hove Albion FC as chief executive in June 2012. In his first season with Brighton, the club secured its highest league position for over 30 years, made the Championship play-offs, enjoyed the highest average attendances in its division, and signed its largest-ever shirt sponsorship agreement, a multi-year deal with American Express.

Paul was named Overall CEO of the Year for England and Scotland, as well as Championship CEO of the Year, at the Football Industry Awards 2013, and won the Sports Executive of the Year at the 2016 International Stadium Business Awards.

Brighton narrowly missed out on automatic promotion to the Premier League, by virtue of goal difference in 2016. Paul’s career in professional football has spanned close to 20 years, during which time he has held senior positions at Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Tottenham Hotspur FC, and The Football Association.

Paul has also served on various committees for the EFL, the FA, UEFA and FIFA. Most recently, Paul was elected to the board of the EFL, where he helps represent the interests of all 24 Championship clubs.

Martin Perry
Executive Director   

Martin Perry is executive director of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club and chief executive of The Community Stadium Ltd, the company that is responsible for the design and building of the American Express Community Stadium, and the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre.

He was part of the original consortium that purchased the club in 1997 and became chief executive in 1999, a position he held for 13 years until 2012.

Off the pitch, Martin led the team through a ten-year battle to gain planning permission for the new American Express Community Stadium and had overall responsibility for the design and construction of the £120 million development.

Most recently, Martin led the team which gained planning permission for a state-of-the-art new training facility at Lancing and then held overall responsibility for the design construction and delivery of the £32 million project, which once again was delivered on time and within its original budget.

Martin is also chairman of the board of trustees of Albion in the Community, the charitable arm of the club. He has been instrumental in developing Albion in the Community to the position it is today, reaching out to over 50,000 young people every year, particularly those who are disadvantaged, using the power of football to link sport and education in a powerful and very positive way.

Ray Bloom
Derek Chapman
Robert Comer
Adam Franks

Peter Godfrey
Marc Sugarman
Michelle Walder

David Jones
Finance Director          

Honorary Member

Dick Knight  
Life President                    
Football Staff

Chris Hughton
First-Team Manager   

Colin Calderwood
Assistant Manager  

Paul Nevin
First-Team Coach

Ben Roberts
Goalkeeping Coach   

Paul Mullen
Head of Football Administration 

Paul Winstanley
Head of Recruitment  

John Morling
Academy Manager    

Simon Rusk
Under-23 Coach    

Ian Buckman
Under-18 Coach

Medical and Conditioning Staff
Adam Brett
Head of Medical

Dr Stephen Lewis
Club Doctor

Thomas Barnden
First Team Strength & Conditioning Coach

Club Senior Management Team

Finance & Operations Director David Jones
Paul Camillin
Head of Media & Communications   

Jenny Gower
Head of Ticketing and Supporter Services   

Rose Read
Human Resources Manager  

Paul Rogers

Business Development Manager  

Club Senior Administration Team

Derek Allan  
Club Secretary                          
Adrian Morris       
Safety & Security Manager   

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