As announced today, British Pentland Group plc will promote Andy Rubin to the newly created role of chairman of Pentland Brands (Boxfresh, Hunter, Elesse, Speedo, among others), its brand management division.  Andy Long, currently COO of Pentland Brands, will succeed Andy Rubin as CEO.  Both will assume their new roles with effect from 1st January 2015.

Andy Rubin is the Pentland founder’s grandson and son of chairman Stephen Rubin. He has been with the company for 23 years, 16 of them as CEO.  Andy Long has been at Pentland for nine years, following roles at Procter & Gamble and Boots, and became co-president of Speedo in 2006.  He became a member of the Pentland Brands Executive Team in 2009 and COO in 2012.

Stephen Rubin, chairman, Pentland Group plc said: “Both Andy's are leading a successful brand building organization which will produce record sales and profits in 2014 and has won various awards recognizing the team's achievements.”

During 2014, Pentland Brands plc has been awarded the Best Overall People Management and Best Employee Engagement in the UK by the CIPD, ranked 8th best large place to work in the UK and 18th in Europe by Great Place to Work.