Apparel company Liz Claiborne Inc is searching for a new CFO after current incumbent Andrew Warren announced he will leave his post on 16 March.

Warren, who joined the US company in 2007, is to take up the position of CFO at cable television channel operator Discovery Communications, but will oversee Liz Claiborne’s year-end fiscal closing before leaving.

His other responsibilities, including information technology, real estate and special sales, will report directly to company CEO Bill McComb while his successor is sought.

McComb said: “Andy has been an invaluable partner in the transformation of our company since 2007. Andy led us through the turbulent capital markets crisis and has worked tirelessly to get our balance sheet in the fine shape it is today.”