Theresa Fortier has been appointed to the newly created position of director of product development strategy at software developer Yunique Solutions.

Fortier, who has more than 17 years' experience in the fashion industry, joins from Liz Claiborne, where she was director of design at its Sigrid Olsen division.

She will be responsible for directing future software product development, also helping clients to optimise service benefits.

Yunique develops software solutions for apparel retailers, brands and manufacturers.

Darioush Nikpour, vice president of business development at Yunique, said of Fortier: "Our current and future clients will benefit greatly from her deep understanding of our industry's processes, people and technology in order to improve internal product execution."