Morris to leave BHA

  • Last Updated: November 19 2012, 15:30 GMT

Professor Tim Morris will leave his position as the British Horseracing Authority director of equine science and welfare.

Paul Bittar: BHA Chief Executive

His departure forms part of the ongoing restructure of BHA services which has been led by chief executive Paul Bittar.

Morris will finish in his current full-time role with the BHA at the end of January 2013, assisting in the transition and the transfer of his responsibilities.

Bittar said: "Everyone who knows Tim would acknowledge that he has worked exceptionally hard on behalf of the sport as an advocate of our commitment to horse welfare, and while his departure means a re-focus, it certainly won't impact on our commitment to equine welfare."

Morris said: "I am sad to be leaving my role at the BHA, which has been amongst the most rewarding periods of my career to date, but am looking forward to further developing my interests beyond racing."