Wednesday 20 June 2012

Albion Get New Chief Executive

Albion's new Chief Executive Paul Barber
North West Sussex Seagulls chairman Andy Stonestreet and I attended a very good meeting at the Amex tonight where we were introduced to Albion's new Chief Executive Paul Barber. Executive Director Martin Perry and Head of Media & Communications Paul Camillin were also in attendance along with Alan Wares from Albion Roar, Paul Samrah, various other supporters groups and members from fellow Albion supporters clubs Mid Sussex Seagulls & Seagulls Over Burwash. It was a most informative and useful meeting and we were very pleased to be given the opportunity to meet and chat with Paul Barber who had only been in the job a couple of days. I was impressed that he wanted to meet up with some of the fans and supporters groups so early in his tenure.

Paul Barber and Martin Perry gave us all a very warm and friendly welcome and they both mingled with fans and supporters groups beforehand, chatting and getting feedback on a range of issues. Paul Barber then introduced himself and gave a talk on what he sees as his role within the club and the direction it's moving in, along with his aims for the future. An interesting Q&A session followed where fans got the opportunity to ask Paul some questions and express their views.

I do hope more of these supporters club meetings are planned for the future as it's a really good way for the football club and the CEO to keep in direct touch with its fans and for the local supporters clubs to give feedback to the Albion. It's also a useful way for the Albion's directors to communicate their ideas and possible future plans to the fans. These meetings just serve to reinforce the already strong ties that exist between the fans and the Albion board and will hopefully enable everyone to move along together in the same direction. Long may it continue. 

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