Thursday September 15,2011 : Australian Racing Victoria’s chief strategy officer takes up the position
Paul Bittar (41) has been appointed Chief Executive of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), the governing and regulatory authority for British Racing.
Bittar takes over from Chris Brand who has filled the position in a temporary capacity since the departure of Nic Coward in March 2011.
Bittar joins BHA from his current position as Chief Strategy Officer at Racing Victoria.  Prior to Racing Victoria he was Chief Executive of New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing.
He will take up his appointment at the BHA in January 2012.
Paul Roy, Chairman of the British Horseracing Authority, said:  "Paul Bittar is a racing enthusiast through and through. He combines keen management and financial skills with love for the sport and a well-informed understanding of the challenges that British Racing must overcome at this time. After a prolonged and painstaking search, the selection team was unanimous in putting him forward for the job."