Paul Bittar, Chief Executive of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), said:
“On behalf of BHA I would like to pass on my congratulations to Paul following his appointment as Chief Executive of the Professional Jockeys Association (PJA).
“The relationship between the regulator and jockeys is obviously an important one, covering a broad range of issues, and we are looking forward to working with the PJA under Paul’s leadership.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Kevin Darley for the work he has done for the PJA and we wish him all the best for the future. He remains one of the BHA’s Jockey Coaches and so young riders will continue to receive the benefit of his experience and advice.”