Andy Rubin MA MBA CCMI

Chairman, Pentland Brands plc

Biography

Andy Rubin is Deputy Chair of Pentland Group a UK based, private family owned company operating in sports and fashion. Andy is a member of the third generation of owners. Pentland owns global brands Speedo, Canterbury, Berghaus, Ellesse, Endura and Mitre and is the global footwear partner for Lacoste. The Group is the majority shareholder in JD Sports Fashion plc, a publicly listed international multichannel retailer in sports, outdoor and fashion operating over 2,500 stores in 20 countries.

Andy is a Companion of the British Academy of Management and Vice Chair of the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry. He is an Honorary Professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Innovation at Lancaster University and a Family Advisory Council Member for the Said Business School at the University of Oxford’s research programme examining the benefits of corporate purpose.

Andy is involved in numerous charities and is a Trustee of In Kind Direct, the UK’s leading redistribution charity, an Ambassador for Leaders Quest and an Enterprise Fellow of The Prince’s Trust.

Andy read Law at Trinity College, Cambridge University and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.