Stevenage headhunt highly-rated new CEO Alex Tunbridge – who rejoins Boro after impressive spell at Newport County

PUBLISHED: 15:07 26 March 2018 | UPDATED: 15:08 26 March 2018

Alex Tunbridge, pictured during his previous spell at the club.

Alex Tunbridge, pictured during his previous spell at the club.

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Stevenage have confirmed the appointment of Alex Tunbridge as CEO for next season.

The 31-year-old has been headhunted from his work as chief executive officer of Newport County AFC to rejoin Boro – the club he worked with for more than seven years before departing for a US sojourn.

The highly-rated administrator has been tasked with raising revenue and increasing attendances.

CometSport has contacted the club for an interview with Alex but in the meantime chairman Phill Wallace said: “The time is right to start working on positives that improve fan engagement, profitability and value for money.

“Alex is a great candidate to do that – he came to us straight from University some years ago and I tried to act as a mentor to him whilst he was with us.

“He has moved on since then and developed new skills, doing an especially good job at Newport County AFC.

“I have no hesitation in putting him into this important position - he has the club in his heart and the energy and skill-set to drive us forwards.”

There has still been no confirmation of new boss Dino Maamria’s backroom staff which saw club stalwart Chris Day take a higher profile and more vocal role in the dugout than previously this term, during Saturday’s 1-0 loss at the Lamex to Colchester United in League Two.

However, Wallace added about his new off-field addition: “I won’t be going anywhere for a while so [Alex’s appointment] is absolutely a strengthening of our [off-field] team.”

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