US clothing giant Gap Inc has named Sabrina Simmons to the position of chief financial officer, a promotion that places her in the role on a permanent basis.

Simmons has been acting CFO since last August, and will continue to report to Glenn Murphy, Gap Inc's chairman and chief executive officer.

She joined Gap Inc nearly seven years ago as vice president and treasurer, and has also served as senior vice president of corporate finance at the retailer, whose nameplates include Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic.