PROFILES: Who are Norwich City’s new management chiefs Ben Kensell and Zoe Ward?
PUBLISHED: 14:32 09 October 2018 | UPDATED: 07:01 10 October 2018
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Norwich City have announced a new management structure but who are the staff members stepping up following the exit of managing director Steve Stone?
Stone joined the club in April 2015 as finance director and served as interim CEO just over a year later after David McNally resigned as chief executive.
Sharing responsibilities with chairman Ed Balls until the appointment of Jez Moxey in July 2016, Stone was again in charge after that appointment didn’t work out and Moxey resigned in February 2017.
Stone became managing director in March 2018, when Stuart Webber was brought in from Huddersfield as sporting director as a restructure of the club’s hierarchy was put into place, followed by Daniel Farke being appointed as first team head coach.
Today that structure has been changed again, with Stone leaving to take on new challenges and thanked for his work in helping to stabilise the club’s finances by majority shareholders Delia Smith and Michael Wynn Jones.
The confirmation was followed by an announcement that Webber remains as sporting director and will continue to oversee the club’s football department.
Stone’s former responsibilities are being absorbed by chief operating officer Ben Kensell and business and project director – and wife of Webber – Zoe Ward, who will be joined by the sporting director to form a new executive committee who will report to the board of directors.
While Webber is well known to Canaries fans after regular media interviews since his arrival, Kensell and Ward are new faces on the frontline. Here’s what we know about the duo...