New Zealand children's wear retailer Pumpkin Patch today (28 June) revealed its design director Chrissy Conyngham is leaving the company to explore new business opportunities.

Conyngham will continue in her role for six months while the company searches for a replacement.

"Chrissy has been with the company for nearly 20 years and throughout that time she has been a key factor in developing the business from its small beginnings to being the multi-national brand it is today," Neil Cowie, CEO of Pumpkin Patch, said.