Who is Steve Stone, Norwich City’s interim chief executive?

Steve Stone is once again Norwich City FC's interim chief executive. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Steve Stone is once again Norwich City FC's interim chief executive. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Following the dramatic departure of Carrow Road chief executive Jex Moxey, finance director Steve Stone is the man who has stepped into his shoes.

However, Mr Stone remains something of a mystery man to many fans, so who is he?

First thing to make clear is that he is not the former Nottingham Forest midfielder.

But he is the Canaries' finance director, coming in following the exit of long-serving director of finance Sam Gordon in February 2015.

Mr Gordon worked for the Canaries for six-and-a-half years, helping former chief executive David McNally and the club's board to recover from a position of around £23m in debt in 2009, to being free of external debt in 2013.

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Mr Stone arrived in April 2015 following three years as finance director of Gala Bingo, part of the Gala Coral Group, the owner of bookmaker Coral.

Four months later Coral were named as City's official betting partner and new sponsors of the Barclay Stand, in a deal described by the Canaries as 'historic and substantial'.

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That role followed seven years at Punch Taverns, as finance project manager and latterly commercial finance director, including with the Spirit Pub Company, which was formed by Punch.

Prior to that the former Southampton University economics student worked as corporate finance assistant director at global accountancy firm Ernst & Young.

He previously stepped up to the role for three months following Mr McNally's exit in May last year.

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