Richard Brisbane-Cohen has resigned with immediate effect as the Jockey Club's Information Technology systems engineering controller.
Brisbane-Cohen, a familiar, bearded figure who had been with the Jockey Club for six years, is due to leave his post on April 5 but is not required to attend to any duties during the three-month period of notice.
This departure from the normal course of giving the statutory three months notice was confirmed yesterday by the Jockey Club's information secretary, Wilson Cheng.
Brisbane-Cohen, although largely a behind-the-scenes figure, sprang to some prominence during the recent problems the Jockey Club encountered with some of their Customer Input Terminal (CIT) users.
Several thousand CIT users on separate occasions were unable to place bets because they could not get through. Other problems on at least two racedays centred on no acknowledgment of bets that were actually placed.