Coinciding with the start of the new year, the British Wool Marketing Board has a new hand at the helm. At its December 2000 meeting the board unanimously elected Frank Langrish as its new chairman, replacing Alan Evans who held the post for 15 years before retiring in September. In fact, Mr Langrish has been acting as chairman since the current board had its first meeting in October. He is well familiar with the work of the organisation he now heads since he was previously board member for southern England and a committee member looking after the particular interests of wool growers in that region for l2 years. He was elected to the board in March l999.