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Andy Rubin steps down from JD Sports’ board

Rubin has stepped down from the retailer’s board as a non-executive director, with effect from 6 May 2021

JD Sports Fashion has announced the departure of Andy Rubin as non-executive director from its board, leaving the position on 6 May 2021.

Rubin has been replaced on the board by Andy Long, as a non-executive director, with effect from 6 May 2021.

Currently, Long serves as an executive director at Pentland Group, previously operating as the CEO of Pentland Brands, the group’s portfolio of sports and fashion brands, until the end of 2020.

Before his time at Pentland, Long worked in senior finance roles at Boots and Procter and Gamble, and is a chartered management accountant.

Peter Cowgill, the executive chairman of JD Sports Fashion, said: “I would like to thank Andy Rubin for his valuable contribution to the Board over the last 5 years at JD, which has been a period of substantial growth of the Group in geographic reach, turnover and profitability.

“I would also like to welcome Andy Long to the Board of JD. His varied experience both at Pentland and elsewhere will be a great addition to our Board, as we continue our successful development.”

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