Andy Rubin is Chairman of Pentland Brands Ltd, a director of Pentland Group plc and non-executive director of JD Sports Fashion Plc.
Pentland is a UK based, private family owned company operating in sports, outdoor and fashion. Andy is the third generation to lead the family’s brand management business.
Pentland owns global brands Speedo, Canterbury, Berghaus, Ellesse and Mitre and is the global footwear licensee for Lacoste and Ted Baker. The Group is the majority shareholder in JD Sports Fashion plc, a European retailer in sports, outdoor and fashion operating 1,133 stores and numerous online businesses.
Andy read Law at Trinity College, Cambridge University and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Andy is a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute, Vice President and Executive Board Member of the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry, on the International Advisory Board for BritishAmerican Business and is a member of the PwC Marketing Leadership Council.
He is an Honorary Professor at the Department of Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Innovation at Lancaster University Management School, on their Advisory Board as well as on the Business Advisory Panel of the Centre for Family Business.
Andy is involved in several charities and is a Trustee of InKind Direct, the UK’s leading redistribution charity and an Ambassador for Leaders Quest.