The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced the following staff changes:
Jamie Stier, Chief Regulatory Officer
Jamie has been appointed as the BHA’s Chief Regulatory Officer, effective 1 October 2016. He will hold overriding responsibility for all aspects of equine health and welfare, medical, disciplinary, compliance, integrity, regulation and stewarding.
Jamie joined the BHA in 2010, as Director of Raceday Operations and Regulation, and has more than 25 years’ experience in the racing industry in Australia and Hong Kong. Jamie has previously held the role of Chief Stipendiary Steward at the Hong Kong Jockey Club, with responsibility for all aspects of the integrity of racing.
Brant Dunshea, Director of Integrity and Regulatory Operations
Brant has been appointed as the BHA’s Director of Integrity and Regulatory Operations, effective 1 October 2016. He will be responsible for integrity (including investigating officers and stable inspecting officers), licensing, anti-doping, equine welfare and integrity officers and have overriding responsibility for the judges, starters, clerks of scales, inspectors of courses, and the BHA’s role in liaison with the Point to Point, Arab Racing and Pony Racing Authority.
Brant has more than 20 years’ experience in racing regulation and administration. Brant joined the BHA in March 2015 as Head of Raceday Operations. Prior to that he held a number of senior roles with Harness Racing Victoria, including Chief Operating Officer, where he was responsible for all racing integrity and regulatory matters. Previous roles include Chairman of Stewards and General Manager – Integrity, where he was responsible for all investigative and prosecutorial functions.
Catherine Beloff, Director of Legal and Governance
Catherine has been appointed the BHA’s Director of Legal and Governance, effective 1 October 2016. She will be responsible for all aspects of the BHA’s general legal counsel, company secretariat, corporate governance and data protection.
Catherine joined the BHA as Head of Legal – Governance in November 2015. Prior to joining the BHA, Catherine was a senior member of the DLA Piper sports team for ten years. Catherine has extensive experience of advising sports governing bodies and rights owners in relation to contentious issues connected with sport, both regulatory and commercial, in proceedings in the High Court and before international and domestic sports disciplinary and arbitral tribunals. She also specialises in Intellectual Property litigation, particularly in relation to sport and media bodies. Catherine is a Director of the British Association for Sport and Law.
Jenny Hall, Chief Veterinary Officer
By mutual agreement Jenny Hall is to step down from her role as Chief Veterinary Officer of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) on 31 December 2016.
Since joining the BHA in January 2011 (initially part time until January 2013), Jenny has played a crucial role in upholding and promoting high standards of horse welfare in British Racing and ensuring a level playing field with regard to regulating the use of prohibited substances and overseeing the implementation of the BHA’s new anti-doping policy.
Equine welfare remains a top priority for the BHA, and while we are proud of the high standards that exist today, we are not complacent and continue to evolve our expectations and priorities for this key role.
Prior to joining the BHA, Jenny Hall was a partner in Lambourn Equine Vets and worked for LOCOG as Veterinary Services Manager at London 2012.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Jenny her for her dedication and commitment to the role of Chief Veterinary Officer and for the important contribution she has made to equine health and welfare in British racing. We wish her every success in the future.
Notes to Editors
1. Confirmation of the BHA’s Executive structures as a result of the organisation changes can be found here.