US women's wear retailer Christopher & Banks Corporation has announced that Rodney Carter will be joining the company on 15 June as executive vice president and chief financial officer.

In this role, he will be responsible for managing all of the company's financial and accounting areas. In addition, the retailer's real estate, IT, and supply chain & logistics departments will report to Carter.

Lorna Nagler, president and chief executive officer, said: "Rodney is an experienced public company chief financial officer, with a strong retail background and executive experience in IT, real estate and strategic planning, as well as finance.

"I am delighted to welcome Rodney to Christopher & Banks and look forward to his contributions as a key member of our leadership team as we position the company for the future."

Carter was most recently executive vice president, chief administrative officer and chief financial officer at Zales Corporation, where he was responsible for the finance, accounting, real estate and IT areas.

Michael Lyftogt, who has been serving as the interim CFO, will continue in his role as VP, Finance.