Stephen Murray is to step down as president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at footwear specialist Deckers Outdoor Corp at the end of the year.

Murray, who joined the company in June 2011, was responsible for overseeing subsidiary and distributor businesses which include the Ugg Australia, Teva, Tsubo and Simple Shoes brands. 

He will remain with the company until 31 December to assist in the transition process.

Prior to Deckers, Murray served as global president at lifestyle retailer Urban Outfitters. He previously held positions at VF Action Sports Coalition, and Vans prior to its acquisition by VF.