Hibs appoint Ben Kensell as new CEO

Last updated : 27 July 2021 By Steve Forbes

Hibs have today announced Ben Kensell as the club Chief Executive.

The club is describing the appojntment of the former Norwich City Chief Operting Officer as "exciting and ambitious".

Kensell arrives at Easter Road after three years with Norwich City and replaces the already departed Leeann Dempster.

He also spent time with Arsenal and Charlton Athletic in the past and also has previous involvement with Royal Ascot, Wimbledon and the British Grand Prix.

Hibs owner Ron Gordon said:

“I am delighted to make this announcement. Supporters know we have taken our time to get the right person, and once available to us, Ben was absolutely the outstanding candidate. I am very confident he will do a fantastic job in leading our plans to take Hibernian to the next level.

“Ben brings tremendous expertise in our industry, commercial nous and experience, superb contacts and a tremendous work ethic with a track record of delivering tangible success across many areas of the club. I very much look to supporting Ben as he takes us forward.

“I am sure that once he settles into the role, he will see that Hibernian is a very special club with great people, a fantastic support, a history that any Club would be proud of – and an exciting future ahead of it.”

Kensell added:

“I spent seven happy and successful years at Norwich, 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.

“I look forward to working with the teams at Hibernian Training Centre and Easter Road to deliver real success with everyone pulling together in the same direction.

“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."

You can read the whole story on the club website HERE


Ben has a hard act to follow in Leeann Dempster who did a cracking job with the club, before moving to Queens Park.

Scottish Cup success, promotion, Europe.......

This move is being hailed by former Hibs striker Grant Holt, so who are we to argue???

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