Elpida’s Irwin is M&B director

EDWARD Irwin, a representative of investment vehicle Elpida, has been named as a non-independent non-executive director of Mitchells & Butlers (M&B).

Elpida, a major shareholder in M&B, is owned by racing tycoons JP McManus and John Magnier. Interim chief executive Bob Ivell also said the company’s search for a new boss was going well.