Pub group Eldridge Pope has appointed a new executive chairman. The company announced yesterday that Miles Templeman will become executive chairman on a part-time basis, working two days a week.

Templeman was previously chief executive at HP Bulmer before the cider company was acquired by Scottish & Newcastle in 2003.

According to the Financial Times, Templeman's salary and bonus package should be similar to the £90,000 package held by his predecessor, Christopher Pope, who stepped down in September last year because of ill health.