|Sir Norman Wrassle|
Mr Flaxton-Buoys, who is recognised for the significant contribution he has made to the arts in the north west, was head-hunted for the role following the resignation of two previous CEOs, who both left after disappointing sales of tripe over the last twelve months.
Sir Norman scotched rumours that the TMB had made over-generous settlements as part of the redundancy arrangements for outgoing chief executive, Mr Henry Wrassle.
Sir Norman said: "I have no doubt that Mr Flaxton-Buoys is the right man, in the right place, at the right time. I have long thought that our work has been hampered by lack a lustre performance by some of our senior managers. With this appointment, those days are hopefully gone. I commend Mr Flaxton-Buoys' integrity, experience and vision and under his expert guidance we can now look forward to making our dreams of a tripe Christmas a firm reality."
Mr Flaxton-Hall is 53.