Pentland Brands announce leadership appointments

Pentland Brands announce leadership appointments

Left to right: Carl Davies, Global Customer Director; Matt Rock, Global Supply Chain Director and Sean Hastings, Global Marketing Director

Pentland Brands plc has announced a series of senior leadership appointments, including three new roles providing organisation-wide expertise and ownership across consumer, customer and supply chain.

Andy Long, Chief Executive Officer, Pentland Brands plc says: “These three new leadership roles will, as part of our Pentland Brands Executive team, ensure that we are set up for success and can evolve our business to meet the ever changing needs of our consumers and customers.”

Sean Hastings, Vice President Product and Marketing, Speedo, is appointed Global Marketing Director, Pentland Brands.

Jamie Cornforth, Head of Category Strategy & Planning, Product & Marketing, Speedo, becomes interim Vice President of Product and Marketing, Speedo.

Carl Davies, Managing Director, Mitre and Prostar, is appointed Global Customer Director, Pentland Brands.

Jon Godden, Chief Operating Officer, Mitre and Prostar, takes on interim responsibility for leading the Mitre and Prostar business.

Matt Rock, Managing Director, Lifestyle Division (Kickers, Ted Baker Footwear and Boxfresh), is appointed Global Supply Chain Director, Pentland Brands.

Marco Ellerker, Managing Director, ellesse, Red or Dead and KangaROOS, becomes Managing Director of the Lifestyle Division (Kickers, Ted Baker Footwear and Boxfresh).  This creates a vacancy to lead ellesse, KangaROOS and Red or Dead, which will be advertised early in 2015.

Andy Long, Chief Executive Officer, Pentland Brands plc says: “As a business we are committed to leadership development and succession planning, so I’m really pleased we have been able to make these appointments from our own leadership talent bank.  It means we can ensure continuity not only for our teams, but also for our partners, customers and suppliers.”

Background Information

Sean Hastings joined Pentland 10 years ago, from Dyson, and after heading Speedo’s global equipment and licensed categories, he became a member of the Speedo Executive Team in 2008 as Vice President Product.  He has been Vice President Product & Marketing since 2010.

Carl Davies joined Pentland in 2010 as Vice President International Business Development Europe & USA, Speedo.  He has 20 years’ experience in the FMCG sector, including roles at Procter & Gamble and Nestle.

Matt Rock has worked in the footwear industry for 25 years.  His previous roles include Sales Director of Ted Baker footwear and Head of Fashion Sales for Puma.  Matt is also a Board Member for The British Footwear Association.