Albion's CEO has been nominated in the Stadium Business Awards 2016
Brighton & Hove Albion chief executive Paul Barber has been named as a finalist for the Executive of the Year Award, one of a number of different categories, in The Stadium Business Awards 2016.
The Seagulls CEO faces competition in the UK from West Ham United's Karen Brady and England Rugby World Cup 2015 CEO Ian Ritchie, while overseas challenges come from Jamie Barkley, chief executive of Sydney Cricket Ground and Trust, and Major League Soccer club San Jose Earthquakes' President Dave Kaval.
Barber said, "I am delighted to be nominated for such a prestigious award but, in what has already been a very good year for our club, I feel this nomination is more a testament to the hard work of all of our staff, on and off the pitch, and recognition for the great and innovative work so many people have been part of since the Amex stadium opened almost five years ago."
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Ian Nuttall, Founder, Stadium Business added, "The Stadium Business Awards is about recognising leadership, innovation and achievement in the delivery, operation and management of sports facilities globally. Since 2010 we have given awards to some of the top venues from around the world and this year will be no exception.
"Our expert panel have come up with an amazing shortlist of nominees for these categories and we think it will be tough for the industry to choose who should win."
Winners will be decided by an international Judging Panel and announced at the Gala Awards evening at Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid on 1st June 2016.