Apparel retailer C&A Global has appointed Jeffrey Hogue to the newly created role of chief sustainability officer.

Hogue will join C&A from his previous position as senior director of global CSR at McDonalds early next year.

In his new role, he will be responsible for leading the global development, coordination and delivery of C&A's sustainability strategy worldwide. Hogue will also become the corporate ambassador for the group's sustainability programme globally and help position C&A as an "active promoter of sustainable business development", both in the industry and wider society.

He will be based at the company's European headquarters in Brussels, and will initially undertake an 'on-boarding' period across all C&A regions before taking up his role fully on 1 March.