Skip to Content

Paul Struthers new Chief Exec of PJA

24 January 2012

PAUL STRUTHERS, the BHA's former head of communications, is set to make a swift return to the sport after landing the job as Kevin Darley's successor as chief executive of the Professional Jockeys Association.

Struthers' appointment was rubber-stamped at a PJA board meeting on Monday evening after he came through a selection process during which five candidates were whittled down to two who had second interviews last week.

Struthers said on Tuesday: "I am delighted to have been appointed as the new chief executive of the Professional Jockeys Association and it will be a privilege to be able to work on behalf of such a dedicated and professional group of sportsmen and women.

"Racing is facing a number of challenges and the PJA will continue to play a leading role in helping address them, for the benefit of both its members and for the sport as a whole."

Struthers appeared to have been made the scapegoat for the PR disaster surrounding the authority's handling of the whip issue when his departure from High Holborn was announced in mid-November. In his new role he will be addressing the argument from the other side of the fence.

Struthers added on Twitter: "Really lucky to still be able to work in this wonderful sport of ours and very excited by the new job."

Back to News