The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced that Jenny Hall, a former Vet to the British Olympic Team, has been appointed to the role of Chief Veterinary Officer, responsible for overseeing Veterinary Operations and Equine Welfare within the BHA.
Jenny Hall joined the BHA in January 2011 in the role of Veterinary Officer. Her promotion follows the announcement that Tim Morris will be leaving the BHA after a transitional period expected to conclude in early 2013.
Paul Bittar, Chief Executive of the BHA, said:
“I am delighted to confirm the appointment of Jenny to the role of Chief Veterinary Officer. She brings to the role not only an impressive CV of equine veterinary achievements and responsibilities, but also an in depth understanding of Racing and its participants.
“Her appointment forms part of an ongoing project to review the overall leadership and team structure within the BHA; a process that will continue through 2013.”
Jenny, 51, was team vet to the British Eventing team at the Sydney, Athens and Beijing Olympics before working for LOCOG as Veterinary Services Manager at London 2012. Jenny has worked in equine veterinary practices in Lambourn for many years as well as acting as a Racecourse Veterinary Surgeon at Epsom Downs, Sandown Park and Kempton Park.
Speaking about her appointment, Jenny Hall added: “I am very pleased and proud to have been appointed to this challenging but exciting role. Our objective is to ensure the delivery of the highest standards of equine welfare and veterinary care for British racing and I am looking forward to working with our stakeholders to achieve it.
“My initial focus will be operational in that I have been tasked with leading the review of the structure of the Veterinary department and overseeing the implementation of its findings.”