Pentland Brands Plc has named David Robinson and Andy Long as co-presidents of Speedo International, effective immediately.

They will report to chief executive Andy Rubin and have been acting as interim co-heads since Tony Wood left in December.

David joined Speedo in July 1995 from Puma where he worked in the UK sales team. During his time at Speedo he has worked in sales, led product management and marketing.

Andy joined Speedo in September 2005 from Boots and has worked for Procter & Gamble in various finance & IT roles.

Accountability will be split between the two of them. David will lead product, design and marketing - the key elements of the global brand and its delivery to the consumer.

Andy will lead business development and HR in addition to his current responsibilities for finance and the supply chain.
As well as swimwear brand Speedo, Pentland owns Berghaus, Ellesse and KangaRoos and is the worldwide licensee of Lacoste footwear.