Outdoor apparel specialist Berghaus has announced a wholesale corporate restructuring around a central international board and dedicated regional business units.

The changes, which will take effect over the next few months, will see the installation of a new international board headed by brand president Richard Cotter.

Also on the board will be finance director David Kennedy, HR director Tina Payne, vice president Asia Michael Lockett, plus David Heath and Richard Leedham in new roles.

Leedham will be vice president EMEA, directing regional business units covering Europe and the UK, with Matt Kemp the new UK country manager.

Heath will take up the new post of vice president, global product and marketing, while Caroline Smith will be the newly created head of marketing, EMEA.

Berghaus said the global management of the brand would continue to be directed from its headquarters in Sunderland.