Fashion retail group Liz Claiborne has announced that Michael Scarpa, its chief operating officer, will leave the company on 30 November after working there for 25 years.

Additionally, the company said that Andy Warren is being promoted to executive vice president, chief financial officer.

The company, whose portfolio also includes Kate Spade, Juicy Couture, Lucky Brand and Mexx, added that Scarpa's position will not be replaced, with his responsibilities to be divided among the senior management team.

Warren will add logistics, information systems, financial operations, special sales, distribution and Liz Claiborne Canada to his current role.

Liz Claiborne's global sourcing, meanwhile, will report directly to William L McComb, chief executive officer of the company.

McComb said: "Mike has made many significant contributions to this company in his more than 25 years here. Throughout his career, it has been his multitude of skills and personal credibility that have contributed to his great success.

"Mike's help in guiding Liz Claiborne through its brand-centric reorganisation - an all encompassing transition that has left no area untouched - has been invaluable. With our major structural changes all but complete and key players installed in critical roles, we mutually agreed that now was the appropriate time for him to move on. We wish him well in his future endeavors."