BHA Chief Exec, Paul Bittar, to address Leaders in Racing

Paul Bittar, the Chief Executive of the British Horseracing Authority, is the latest top industry speaker to be announced for Leaders in Racing, the prestigious industry gathering on the 10th and 11th October 2012 at Stamford Bridge in London.

In his first year at the head of British racing’s governing and regulatory body, he will be joining a panel of other leading figures from the global industry to discuss a range of topics covering international leadership, co-mingling, promotion of the sport and the future of international bloodstock.

Bittar said, ‘I have already heard great things about the Leaders in Racing conference and, in my first year with the BHA, really look forward to having the opportunity to take part in what should be some lively discussions.’

Born and raised in Australia, Paul Bittar has worked in racing management since 2000, where he had four years as Commercial Manager at Racing New South Wales, worked at the British Horseracing Board (BHB), and then Chief Executive of New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing. He worked in New Zealand until 2009, during which time he successfully re-structured NZTR whilst delivering a significant expansion of both the racing calendar and international broadcast of New Zealand racing. In 2009, he joined Racing Victoria in the newly created role of Chief Strategy Officer and was appointed Chief Executive of the British Horseracing Authority in January 2012.

Leaders in Racing is an invite-only event launched in 2011 with a sell-out attendance of 250 director-level executives from over 25 countries, including representatives from 18 Jockey clubs, 33 associations and 40 betting operators. It is held as part of the world famous Leaders Sport Summit, which attracts the top 1,500 executives from world sport for 2 days of learning and networking.

To register your interest for the event or to learn more about Leaders in Racing please contact one of the team on +44 (0) 207 042 8666 or email

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