As part of an ongoing expansion programme, Kathy Prost has joined Cherokee Inc as executive vice president.

Ms Prost, who has extensive retail industry experience - including serving most recently as president and chief merchandising officer of - will be involved with key accounts in the United States as well as with Carrefour, the largest retailer outside of North America.

Commenting on the appointment, Robert Margolis, CEO of Cherokee Group, said: "We are very excited that Kathy has joined our team. Her retail experience, leadership qualities, and proven track record will be a valuable asset to us as we grow our organisation. She will be key in strategically planning and developing the Cherokee Group worldwide."

Cherokee Inc, based in Van Nuys, California, currently has licensing agreements worldwide in many product categories including men's, women's, and children's apparel, fashion accessories and footwear.