Major Tim Easby takes over from Alastair Jackson as director of the Masters of Foxhounds Association (MFHA) on 1 May.

Major Easby is currently deputy director of the MFHA and has hunted the Middleton and West of Yore in his native Yorkshire.

Mr Jackson, a master of foxhounds for 24 years -with the South Dorset, Grafton and Cattistock – took over as director of the MFHA in 1997.

He will continue in his part-time role of chief executive of the Hunt Staff Benefit Society.

This news story was first published in the current issue of H&H (23 February 2012)