US leather goods and accessories brand Coach Inc has appointed Christine Putur as chief information officer and executive vice president.

Joining the New York-based company on 22 January, Putur replaces Tom Britt, who announced his departure from Coach last year.

Putur most recently served as senior vice president and chief information officer at Staples Inc.

"Chris brings 25 years of broad-based and relevant IT experience to Coach. Her expertise and strong operational track record make her a valuable addition to the Coach management team," said Coach president and COO Jerry Stritzke.

"At Coach, she will set our IS strategy and oversee the operation details of service delivery, addressing the needs of our rapidly growing global business."