Arcadia Group has strengthen its management team with the appointment of Matt Brewster, former Chief Operating Officer at Speedo International, as Commercial Director for Topman and Topshop, effective from January.

Brewster, who isset to leave his current role at Speedo by the end of the year, will oversee the development of the brand's retail network and presence through different channels. He first joined Speedo International in 2009, as Chief Financial Officer, before taking on his role as COO in early 2011.

Prior to joining the team at Speedo, he was Finance Director of urban fashion label Boxfresh, which is also owned by Pentland Group. Neil Weaver, the Speedo's head of global sourcing, will take over his duties as interim COO.


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