The British Wool Marketing Board unanimously elected Frank Langrish, board member for Southern England, its new chairman at a board meeting held Friday (December 8).

Mr Langrish had been acting chairman since the new board first met in October. He takes over from Alun Evans who retired in September after 15 years' service.

Prior to this appointment, Mr Langrish had represented Sussex on the English Southern Region committee for twelve years. He was elected as a board member in 1996 and vice chairman in March 1999. An active member of the NFU for many years, he has served on a number of its specialist national committees, including sheep identification and animal transport.

"We are now a smaller board and are very committed to achieving the best possible value for British wool and promoting its benefits worldwide," Mr Langrish said.