The Children's Place Retail Stores has appointed Ivy Ross as senior VP, chief creative officer of Hoop Retail Stores, the owner and operator of Disney Store North America.

Ross will take on the new role on 23 January and report directly to Tara Poseley, president of Disney Store.

She most recently served as executive VP of product design and development at Gap's Old Navy business.
"We are delighted to welcome Ivy to our team," said Poseley. "Ivy brings an extensive background of innovative product design expertise in hardlines and softlines and her passion for design and innovative thinking make her uniquely qualified for this newly-created role.

"Ivy will oversee the creative aspects for the Disney Store brand and will be an integral part in our continued efforts to elevate the product and guest experience."

The Children's Place is a leading specialty retailer of children's merchandise. The company designs, contracts to manufacture and sells high-quality, value-priced merchandise under the proprietary The Children's Place' and licensed `Disney Store' brand names.