Lifestyle retailer Urban Outfitters has announced the resignation of Stephen Murray from his position as global president of the Urban Outfitters brand.

Murray advised the company of his plans to return to London, England and to pursue an opportunity with a wholesale business having an international focus, the company said.

Chief executive officer of the company, Glen Senk will be responsible for the position on a temporary basis whilst the company search for a new global president of the Urban Outfitters brand.

"On behalf of the Company, I would like to thank Steve for his hard work over the course of the past year and his contribution to the organisation. We wish him well in his future endeavors," said Senk.