Children's retailer The Children's Place Retail Stores is set to welcome Susan Riley as its new chief financial officer in the next month or so, the company said.

Riley will join the company on 13 March as senior vice president, finance, but is due to take over from existing CFO Hiten Patel by mid-April after a transitional hand-over period.

Riley joins from Klinger Advanced Aesthetics and has previously held CFO posts at companies including Tambrands and the Dial Corporation.

"Sue is an excellent addition to our management team and brings a wealth of industry and large company expertise to The Children's Place," said chairman and chief executive Ezra Dabah.

"I am confident that under Sue's leadership we will continue the process of creating a world-class finance organisation which will serve as a strong and necessary backbone to our rapidly growing business."