Brendan L Hoffman has been named as president and CEO at US retailer Lord & Taylor, now a subsidiary of Hudson's Bay Trading Company.

Hoffman takes on the post on 6 October, replacing Jane Elfers, whose contract has expired after nine years as president and CEO of the company.

He joins from Neiman Marcus Direct, where he was president and CEO, and will report to Jeffrey Sherman, president and CEO of Hudson's Bay Company, another subsidiary.

Richard Baker, CEO of Hudson's Bay Trading Company, said: "Jeff's leadership is integral to creating a world-class retail organisation, and with Brendan heading up Lord & Taylor, Bonnie Brooks heading up The Bay, and Mark Foote heading up Zeller's, we now have the team in place to do just that."

Hudson's Bay said the executive reorganisation would enable the company to generate economies of scale through improved purchasing, shared services and more efficient use of information technology.

The holding company was formed when NRDC Equity Partners, owner of Lord & Taylor, took over Hudson's Bay in July this year.

Meanwhile, Mark Weikel will also be leaving Lord & Taylor, along with Elfers.

"Jane Elfers and Mark Weikel have done a spectacular job in elevating the Lord & Taylor brand," said Baker.