For your information, the following statement from Paul Bittar, incoming Chief Executive of BHA, was issued to BHA staff this morning:
“I am pleased to announce an additional, interim resource to the BHA’s Communications team in John Maxse, who will be working with Robin Mounsey and Will Lambe on a consultancy basis.
“John has agreed terms with the BHA for a three month contract starting on 1 December. His role will include the provision of day to day PR advice to the BHA in general and he will also assist me in identifying our optimum communications structure and strategy going forward.
“As many of you will know, John previously worked for the Jockey Club for 16 years, including as PR Director and Director of Communications. He was a Director at sports PR agency Pitch before setting up Maxse Communications in 2010.
“As Communications and Online Manager Robin will remain the first point of contact for all media enquiries to the BHA.”