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Football CEO of the Year Award Finalists Announced

Tue 3rd Nov 2015 | Football Industry Events

The finalists for the fcbusiness CEO of the Year sponsored by TopTix Sport at the Football Business Awards have been announced.

The finalists for this year’s award are Huw Jenkins (Swansea City), Jez Moxey (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Bob Symns (Peterborough United), Jason McGill (York City) and Peter Lawwell (Celtic FC)

The CEO* from each league has been nominated in a vote by their peers before then being shortlisted for the overall CEO of the Year prize.

Each winner will receive the award for their respective league at a glitzy awards ceremony on 5th November at Chelsea Football Club’s Stamford Bridge stadium before the overall winner is announced on the night.

fcbusiness Editor and Football Business Awards judge, Aaron Gourley, said: “The award for CEO of the Year is one of the most prized in football. Each of the finalists is there because their hard work and dedication has been recognised by their peers.

“But the Football Business Awards are a fantastic way of recognising the efforts of everyone involved in the beautiful game and I’m sure, as each of our CEOs would testify, they would not be in line for an award without them.”

The overall winner will join an illustrious list of CEOs that have picked up the award from Karren Brady (2012), Paul Barber (2013) and Sam Rush (2014). Divisional winners have included, amongst others, Russ Green (Hartlepool United), Ivan Gazidis (Arsenal), Tony Scholes (Stoke City) and Steve Brown (St Johnstone).

Sponsor of the CEO of the Year award, TopTix Sport’s, Managing Director, Peter Joyce commented: “I’m sure each of the category winners will be delighted with their awards which represent recognition of a sustained period of excellence. To be voted for by your peers will make the award extra special and I pass on our own congratulations from all at TopTix Sport.”    

Over 450 senior managers and decision makers from the football industry will attend, making the awards a superb networking opportunity within the football calendar. 

Rory Ross Russell, Co-Founder of the Football Business Awards, said: "For the fourth year in a row the quality and quantity of the entries has gone up and up. The continued enthusiasm within the sector for these awards is fantastic as it highlights just how highly valued they are.

"Business has such a vital role to play in football and a role which often goes unseen within the game’s wider community. We aim to give this inspirational work the valuable market badge it deserves and by doing this and providing an unsurpassed opportunity to network, we believe everyone will enjoy and benefit from November’s ceremony."

To see the full shortlist, please visit http://www.footballbusinessawards.com/finalists.html or Download the "On the night guide"

Table sales are open for those interested in attending the event. For more information on individual places or group bookings, please visit http://www.footballbusinessawards.com/prices_booking.html


CEO of the Year Finalists:

Premier League CEO of the Year – Huw Jenkins, Swansea City FC

Championship CEO of the Year – Jez Moxey, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

League One CEO of the Year – Bob Symns, Peterborough United FC

League Two CEO of the Year – Jason McGill, York City FC

SPFL CEO of the Year – Peter Lawwell, Celtic FC

fcbusiness CEO of the Year Award (Overall) – To Be Announced on the Night


Picture: CEO of the Year winners in 2014. (L to R) Ray Stubbs (Host), Ivan Gazidis (Arsenal), Sam Rush (Derby County), Yal Bekar (fcbusiness), Russ Green (Hartlepool United), Steve Brown (St Johnstone).

*Where there is no CEO at the club the position is defined as someone who fulfills the role such as a Managing Director or Chairman.

Posted by: Aaron Gourley



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