|Sir Norman Wrassle|
Tripe Marketing Board chairman Sir Norman Wrassle has appealed to board members to appoint his son, Stuart Wrassle, to succeed him as their head.
Speaking at a meeting of tripe industry leaders earlier today, he said it was his "sincere wish" that Stuart takes over "one day", as he unveiled plans for a Summer of Sun & Tripe campaign to promote al fresco tripe dining.
The role of chairman is not hereditary and will not pass automatically to his son on Sir Norman's death, and there had been some suggestions that the position should be rotated around board members.
Sir Norman stressed that he had "no immediate plans" to step down and that a recent health check had thrown up no surprises, but he pointed to Stuart's impeccable credentials for the role.
"He has for a number of years been a senior stock controller for a wholefood retail chain. I am sure that with luck, perseverance and family connections he will one day prove a worthy successor," he said.