Pentland Brands appoints new global chief operating officer
Pentland Brands has appointed Abhy Thomas-Joseph as its new global chief operating officer.
The company is the name behind a range of sports, outdoor and lifestyle brands including Speedo, Berghaus, Canterbury, Ellesse and Mitre.
Thomas-Joseph (pictured) joined the business in 2012 and was appointed as global IT director in 2018. Having joined the company’s executive team in January 2022 as president – Asia Pacific, he is now moving to the role of chief operating officer.
Chirag Patel, Pentland Brands’ chief executive officer, said: “In his new role, Abhy will take ownership of our global operating model and ensure we’re set up to be simpler and more efficient in how we work with our customers, suppliers and partners. He’ll also build strategic vendor partnerships, drive vendor led innovations, future-proof our supply chain and logistics operations, and use data and technology to power business growth. This is a natural transition for Abhy given his existing global responsibilities and leadership impact in the organisation”.
Thomas-Joseph will succeed Jon Godden who has decided to leave the business in June 2023.
Patel added: “I’d like to personally thank Jon for his leadership and support, most recently guiding the business through the global pandemic. His calmness and professionalism, always keeping perspective and remaining resilient, were critical in helping us to navigate those challenging times. We wish Jon and his family all the best for the future.”
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