Luxury goods company Pinault-Printemps-Redoute said its Gucci Group division has appointed Marco Bizzarri as chief executive officer of its Stella McCartney brand.

Bizzarri, formerly general manager at French clothing company Marithe & Francois Girbaud, replaces Gucci's head of strategy, James McArthur, who was acting as interim CEO of Stella McCartney following James Seuss's exit in July 2004.