Off-price retailer Ross Stores has appointed Michael Hartshorn to the role of chief financial officer.

Hartshorn, senior vice president and deputy CFO for Ross Stores, will take up his new role from 2 February, also retaining his current one.

Prior to his current role, Hartshorn was group vice president, finance and treasurer from March 2011 to January 2012.

Michael Balmuth, vice chairman and CEO, said: "Michael will continue to work closely with John Call, who has been our CFO for the past 16 years and who will continue in his senior leadership role, overseeing our finance and legal functions. Our Company will continue to benefit from the proven leadership and financial expertise of these two exceptional executives."