Alun Evans, along with several other members of the British Wool Marketing Board, is due to retire from his post as chairman on September 30.He was elected chairman in 1985 and has been re-elected unopposed every year since then. He was awarded a CBE for his work in 1996. He is a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Society and has received several awards in recognition of his service to agriculture. A firm believer in marketing and agricultural co-ops, he was prominent in the formation of the European Wool Group.